Mailbox access in a small home network?

Niki Kovacs contact at
Fri Oct 14 12:07:34 UTC 2005


We have a small home LAN recently converted to Ubuntu. I work mainly on
the same desktop PC, but sometimes also on my Laptop. For email, I use

Is there a way to store my mail centrally on some sort of server
application, so I can access it remotely (that is: internally in the
LAN, not from the Internet)?

Let me describe naively what I want to do. Normally I manage all my
email on the desktop PC. Say I have to go away for a week. I'd like to
synchronise my desktop PC's mailbox with my laptop, so my laptop has all
the emails that are on the desktop.

During my vacation, the laptop is my main computer. I connect it
sometimes at hotspots and check my mail. When I come home a week or so
later, my laptop is the more up-to-date computer, so I want to
synchronise again. Only, the other way around this time, so the desktop
PC can retrieve all the mail that is on the laptop.

And then, from here, is there a possibility that I can check my email
(still with Evolution) from any computer on the LAN?


Niki Kovacs

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