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Old 07-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #1
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Thunderbird e-mail connectivity

Fedora 8 Thunderbird I have two office pc's connected to server in office
I have one pc at home. Each pc is frequently used for email. Each e-mail sent and received must be saved. At present each pc has bcc set so that the sent message will go back to the ISP server then to the other two pcs. This is a lot of work as the bcc messages need to be deleted from the sending pc and the same message saved on the other two pcs.
Is it possible to set up a server (or other system) so that all pcs can access and send and receive from the same system and from there the messages can be backed up?
Appreciate any help. Thanks. Steve.
Old 07-06-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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Two things come to mind.
1) You could set up an additional email account and just bcc that one account. Then
2) Configure T-bird so that it does not automatically delete messages from the server (Check the Leave Messages on the Server option) when using that account.

The messages could be downloaded from all three machines - and when you want to, they could be deleted from the server.

Any good?
Old 07-06-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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The solutions here are good. There are issues, which compromise your backup fidelity

- bcc loses original recipient lists
- ISPs are notoriously unreliable re: email delivery - you will have some number of lost messages

If these are not concerns, then no worries.

The solution for more demanding needs and better fidelity of course is to either use professional services, or setup and maintain your own mail server. For multi-system simultaneous mailbox view and access, IMAP is wonderful.


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