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Old 10-27-2003, 04:03 AM   #1
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Lightbulb mail client


I would like to do work on both linux and windows platform on my notebook, but I have a problem here. I read my mails in XP using outlook express using POP. I don't want to install a POP3 client on linux as this will download the mails locally and I will have 2 separate copies of INBOX.

The question is "How can I read my POP mails in linux without distrupting my outlook mails?" I am thinking of the following method but I am not sure if it works.

Install a linux POP3 email client that supports the same format as outlook express and point the local mail directory to the same as the outlook express. In this case, no matter which platform I am on, my mails won't be lost.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 04:07 AM   #2
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I believe there is no such beast as a Linux email client that will store the emails in Outlook Express format. You could however quite simply configure your Linux email client to not delete the messages from the server. I do this on a couple of POP accounts that I use, so I won't have my emails spread out over several computers. When I reply to a mail I always BCC myself so I know I have already replied, if I am unsure.

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Old 10-27-2003, 04:17 AM   #3
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Well! So simple Just use KMAIL and uder Kmail configuration select Leave the message on server..
 
Old 10-27-2003, 04:28 AM   #4
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If I keep the mails in the mail server, I can't search the mails in my outlook express then, isn't it?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 05:30 AM   #5
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If your mail box is big enough then you can probably leave the mesages on the server with outlook and your linux mail client without worry.
If it isn't big enough you can still do this but delete mail of a night, or once a week depending on the amount of mail you get.
There might be an eaiser way to do this, I'm not sure.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 07:10 AM   #6
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Check if your email provider supports IMAP. It's a more efficient protocol than POP and allows for quite elegant ways of dealing with your email.

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Old 10-27-2003, 08:42 AM   #7
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Nope .. my mail provider only supports POP
Is there any mail clients that works on both Microsoft and Linux then? I don't mind switching from outlook express to the new mail client.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 02:47 PM   #8
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I don't know of a mail client which you can run on both Windows and Linux, only mail clients with ports to both. You could run the same program, but it would (probably) store mail in a differnt path, of course the mail would be of the same format, so you might be able to get it configured so that they both have the same messages, it sounds like a long shot to me though.
M2 is a pretty good mail client which comes with Opera (for both Windows and Linux) but like I said, you would need to install Opera for Windows AND Linux, and even after you got eveything pointing the right way, I'm doubtfull as to if it would work or not.
 
  


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