I have a friend who lives and works in a remote jungle location in another country. He just bought three Mac Books and took them back with him to his home in this country. Before he left, he bought this software called MailServe and is trying to use it in conjunction with his Windows 7 VM session, which runs a mail program called UUPLUS. UUPLUS is the client that actually receives his email. He checks his email over a very low speed modem which uses an HF Radio I believe. He emailed me some questions about how to set up this Mailserve program so that all three of his laptops would be syncronized with email (so he can keep one Mac in his office building, one Mac at his house, and one Mac for his wife). They share the one email account I think, and they would like all the computers to be sync'd up. His office building is right next to his house, and they have a wireless LAN setup so each computer can talk to the other. I don't know how to answer his question, so I was hoping someone on this board could help. Here is an excerpt from his email to me:
"I bought this software (only $20) before we left called MailServe for mac os x. I am looking to set up our mail so that I can access the same mailboxes from all our computers as long as we're on the LAN. That way, when I'm in my office I can refer to an old email, or write a new one or whatever. Then, when I'm back on our home computer I can have all the same stuff, all right there on my home computer with the same stuff that my office computer has. I found out that I need to set up an IMAP account, which requires my own little mail server out here. I'm running mac os x. Within that I'm hosting a windows 7 VM. All the mail at this point is filtered through a server package called UUPLUS on win7. UUPLUS does not support IMAP. Otherwise my problems would be solved. So I'm trying to set up this MailServe on the mac os x so that it pops the UUPLUS account in win7 and then hosts the IMAP account which I'd then access through my mac mail client. Can't seem to get things to work though."
If anyone has any advice I can pass along, we would sure appreciate the help.