On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 17:33 +1300, Felix wrote:
Ups, some misunderstandings here, sorry. Let's
I was thinking of changing the mail client to Thunderbird in Linux and use it
instead of KMail.
There is a software that allows to access a Reiser
partition from Windows
(haven't tried it yet). However, I thought I would store the mail file on the
Depending on what filesystem the windows partition is this scheme may
work. Linux can read/write FAT filesystems OK, but while there is some
basic support for NTFS file systems in linux it doesn't seem to be very
reliable especially for write support.
If you are careful and your partition types are correct then you can
probably get Thunderbird in linux to access the Thunderbird mail store
on our windows partition. I would still recommend IMAP however :)
I don't know anything about IMAP servers, so need
to read up on them.
Currently the mail comes in from Xtra on a local mail server (Windows based)
and it is getting distributed to the different family members.
OK. IMAP is an excellent protocol that stores all your mail on the
server from where it is downloaded by your client when it needs it. This
makes it really easy to access your mail from multiple locations - be
that windows/linux on the same computer, or even from somewhere around
the world!. It does take some setting up, in that you would need a linux
server to run it off, but the benefits are well worth the effort in my
opinion. There are also several members of WLUG who can provide mail
hosting services (which I personally use) if you want the benefits of
IMAP but can't/don't want to run an IMAP server yourself.
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