OT: which to use - email client or web-based email?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 18:38:23 BST 2008


Felipe Figueiredo wrote:
> 
>> Most important: I read my mail from 2 different machines regularly and
>> one of them is triple-booting, so in essence 4 different mailers to
>> keep track of? 
> 
> To handle with a similar problem, I installed an  IMAP server in my desktop. I 
> gained much, in that now I can use pretty much any mailer I want, from any 
> machine, anywhere (SSL and a dynamic DNS are my friends for this). I'm still 
> working on a way to convert my 80+ filters from kmail to something more 
> vanilla (procmail, or maildrop), so I can use fetchmail and be completely 
> mail client-free.
> 
> I really suggest this solution to whoever has to tackle

If you have a spare machine (or something with spare cycles to run 
vmware) a really simple solution is to install SME server 
(http://www.contribs.org) just to have an out-of-the box IMAP mailbox 
drop plus webmail for the times you don't have a client.  The system 
provides other services too (internet gateway, vpn, file/web/ftp 
servers) but even if you don't need those it is handy for email.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com





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