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Re: [seul-edu] email browser client

At 08:41 PM 10/16/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>If you run either POP3 or IMAP servers on your Linux host, your teachers
>will be able to use any POP3 or IMAP capable client to get and read their
>mail. These include Netscape and Eudora; I don't know about IE.
>POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) and IMAP (I forget what it abbreviates) are
>services that allow someone with an account on a system access to his or her
>mail file. POP3 downloads it to the client; IMAP can either download it or
>keep it on the server. 
>You don't say what distribution or version of Linux you are running, but
>most full-strength distributions include both servers (though not all
>distributions install them as defaults). They are run through inetd; to
>enable them, you edit the file /etc/inetd.conf to uncomment (remove the
>leading #) from the line for each service, save the file, then estart inetd
>(several ways to do this; one is "killall -HUP inetd").
There are actually several distributions, that by default, enable POP2,
POP3, and IMAP even if the imap package is not installed--RedHat chief
among them.

Michael Viron
System Administrator
Web Spinners, An Independent Division of
University Commons & Student Activities
University of West Florida

>One bit of warning -- if you have an older version of your distribution, you
>may be running a version of imapd that contains a security hole. Check with
>the vendor of your dsitribution for security updates before you enable imapd
>in any host that is accessible over the Internet.
>This is general advice only.  For more detail, check the man pages for these
>services. Please don't hesitate to post a followup with more specific
>questions if you need to.
>At 09:24 PM 10/16/99 -0400, DanMc wrote [in part]:
>>Our K-8 school has a Linux box serving as a postoffice and proxy server.
>>Do any of you know of something that we can use so that teachers can use
>>a browser such as IE5 or Netscape to pick up their mail from the server
>>instead of the PINE and CLI that they are struggling with now?
>------------------------------------"Never tell me the odds!"---
>Ray Olszewski                                        -- Han Solo
>Palo Alto, CA           	 	         ray@comarre.com