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Old 03-20-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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Imap


I have been reading a little about IMAP, and have a little question.

Would this then function in a similar way to MS exchange server, in that it would store all my mail folders on the server?

This being the case, would I then be able to configure the server to retrieve my mail periodicaly, using fetchmail for example, then it would all be there, when I log on, using Outlook or similar?

Hope this makes sense!!!

I was going to set up an NT box for the simple purpose of holding all my mail, but that seemed too easy

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Old 03-20-2003, 06:16 PM   #2
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Yes. IMAP is just like you described as wanting. I use it at work. In Mozilla, I get the headers when I select get new mail. They remain on the server until deleted and don't download until selected.

Even after downloading, you can't read them again unless you have connectivity to the mail server. i.e. continually re-sync with the mail server.

There is an offline option to download all messages locally for offline use, but haven't used it. IMAP is so much better than POP cause you can just delete what you don't care about and not have to download huge files to delete them (although, in mozilla with POP you can tell it not to download messages over a certain size). Of course, the mail server has to be an IMAP server. Simply trying to use IMAP on a POP3 server won't work.

Hoped this helped, seemed to be all over the place.

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Old 03-20-2003, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Like Exchange then...

I think this is what I am looking for...

Is this how MS Exchange server works then? Or is that a little different?

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Old 03-21-2003, 12:27 AM   #4
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I have zero experience with any Microsoft products beyond fixing the occasional desktop. If that is what exchange is...then I don't know what the big deal about exchange is and why it is a stumbling block for moving to Linux. I read about it a lot, but didn't know what it was.

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