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Setting up a non-Exchange E-mail server using Outlook & Outlook express

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Hi all,

I am setting up an E-mail server (Non-Exchange) I have Mac and PC clients
The Mac clients will be using Outlook Express the VP’s will be using Outlook (PC)
All other PC users will use Outlook Express (to save on cal’s) My questions are>
1. Can I setup all clients to IMAP so that the e-mail will be saved on the e-mail server?
2. Can I setup all clients with PST’s and save them in a home folder on a server?
3. Can I setup all clients to access Public folders stored on a server?
4. Last question if I backup the E-mail & the server that has the Home folders & Personal folders am I covered if a clients
computer blows up?

Thanks in advance..
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by:KerryG
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Since you didn't mention what email server you are using, it is impossible to say what features and capabilities it has.

1. Not all mail servers support IMAP.
2. Yes
3. Again, depends on the abilities of the mail server, most do not support public folders
4. You would lose their specific client configuration
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by:TonyTech7
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I more concerned right now with the functionality of the clients . Were are the personal settings stored is it one file that can be backed up

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Jonas1 earned 500 total points
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Hey Tony,

Check out this web based client/server solution that may suit you're needs.  It has a lot of functionality that Outlook clients have and can be run on Windows and Unix alike.  Everything resides on the server so it would be backed up.  I do believe that you would need to have the base mail server section allready in place to use this.

http://www.horde.org/

Let me know if this doesn't help,
-Jonas1
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by:Jonas1
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Oh yeah....and since its web based, all clients would see the same screens :)

-Jonas1
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Another thing.....It's Freeware......


-Jonas
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