Posted on 2003-11-10
Hi, got a Lotus Notes problem. A guy is taking a laptop out to a client's. He wants to be able to access his mail box via pop3 in Outlook Express whilst hes gone.
So I've set up the account as followsin outlook express. pop3 is 'mailserver.ourcompany.co.uk' and the same goes for the smtp. For the account name I type what I believe to be his mail box on our server which is mr director/OURCOMPANY/UK. For the password I type in his setup internet password.
It works so what is the problem? Well, on the first send/receive outlook express tries to download every email in his inbox. He has got about 1400 emails and heavy attachments and I don't want to download them all. Now I've been informed from other users in the office who were setup by somoene who knew what he was doing that you can have it so that if you have read an email on Lotus Notes on your desktop then when you check your email by pop3 it won't download the emails which have been read in Lotus Notes. Only unread ones. I can't work out how you set this up? Is there a setting somewhere? I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction because I don't want to download all the emails. Part of the problem I think is that I don't understand how the email gets into people's mailboxes on the server in the firstplace. Is there not a central box which all the email coming into the company goes into before being put into people's mailboxes? Should I not be checking that for my pop3? I've never found where this is on our domino server or for that matter where all the sent email goes before it is released. I'd appreciate any light shedding.