[K12OSN] OT - webmail recommendations?

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 23:17:59 UTC 2009

Barry R Cisna wrote:
> If you are starting from scratch I think I would go with what Les
> Mikesell suggested in the SME server setup. Its hard to beat the "all in
> one " install of something like this for convence and getting up and
> running without having to add this to make that work,,,blah,,blah,,,.
> I'm sure that's a good thought trying to get smartphone support as they
> are really coming into play lately. If you don't consider this, sure
> enough someone will gripe " Why cant we use our new fangled $500 phone
> to look at email"! In our neck of the woods,you don't want to ever step
> out of your comfort zone,so I think the smartphone thing is a few
> decades off yet!

I think you miss the point of smart phones - they should do all the work 
themselves and not need anything special on the host side.  Set them up 
to use IMAP over ssl and point them to the same server that everything 
else uses.  If you've selected public and private IMAPS in the SME 
server email setup, and authenticated SSMTP you can use phones along 
with any other imap clients to access your mail over the internet and 
you'll see the same mailbox you see with webmail.  Did I mention that 
virus/spam filtering were included options as well?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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