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Re: [seul-edu] email browser client

On Sat, Oct 16, 1999 at 09:24:22PM -0400, DanMc wrote:

> 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?

IMP (Internet Mail Package) provides an web client for email on a linux
server.  It is very user friendly and looks/feels like hotmail/yahoomail
etc...  For students and teachers who do not already have an email account
somewhere else, I provide them with an account on a linux server attached
permanently to the internet, and the following instructions:

"just point your browser to www.whatever.ca/imp"

and I don't have to answer questions about login in, pine and logging out...
or watch them try to use pine with a mouse :-)

imp requires apache, and horde-core packages as prerequisites.