[CentOS] remote file access,

Tue Sep 5 18:24:32 UTC 2006
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 20:05 +0200, kai wrote:

> >> I need to access my mail boxes from two desktops on a local network, 
> >> windows and CentOS.
> >>
> > Why not use soemthign like thunderbird and connect to the mail server 
> > with the imap protocol? Maybe i am missing something here.
> >
> Thank you for answering.
> No you don't miss anything, I really don't now, but I've had some bad 
> experience when switching from established smtp to imap, and mails where 
> lost.

SMTP is for sending, imap is for reading, and is designed to allow
access from multiple clients.  Perhaps you mean switching from pop
to imap.

> I want my mail boxes to be on 1 place and not deleted when loaded and 
> synchronised, additionally where I can easily back up.

That's what imap does.

> I was thinking to use fetchmail or similar, I think it can collect 
> several smtp account to one user, but I haven't set that up before and 
> also I think it collects everything in to one inbox, correct me if I am 
> wrong.

If some of the accounts allow pop but not imap, you can use
fetchmail to collect them on a server that does have imap. Or
set up forwarding to the imap server.

> It would be very interesting to her what others do when they have 
> multiply smtp accounts and multiple access are needed.

IMAP is the best approach.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com