Accessing mail remotely
dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 21:19:24 UTC 2006
On 2/19/06, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > On 2/19/06, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> >> Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >> > I currently use Thunderbird 1.5 as my mail client at home on my
> >> > Kubuntu 5.10 system. Often, I find that I need to access my mail at
> >> > the university. I am trying to decide what options I have available to
> >> > me:
> >> >
> >> These days, almost every mail server offers IMAP as well as POP. Can you
> >> just leave your mail on the university server, and access it via IMAP
> >> from both home and U?
> > I'd rather not for performance and reliability issues.
> Performance _could_ be an issue, but there's no reason reliability should.
> I would argue that your options of VNC and PHP/Apache (how you'd do the
> latter when you can't install software at the U. is beyond me) are both
> going to offer their own performance problems.
The apache and php would be on my local machine. I would access them
through a web browser.
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