On Thu, Mar 18, 2004 at 10:26:02PM +0000, Timothy Murphy mentioned:
> I've been asked to comment on an article on web-mail.
> As I know absolutely nothing about this,
> I thought I'd pick the brains of you ILUG gurus.
>> The article basically considers only hotmail and yahoo.
> Is that reasonable?
> I seem to get a webmail facility from Sir Anthony.
> Is something like that provided by all ISPs?
Most do. It's usually no big job to install an IMAP Proxy and IMP on a
box, and point it at your IMAP server, to give such services to people
(horde.org have a nice package that'll give you an integrated webmail,
contacts & calendaring system).
I was surprised how many people use a webmail server; one day I had a
look at the addressbook database for our webmail server and saw over a
thousand users had some sort of an addressbook created for themselves.
Just bare in mind webmail shouldn't be considered a billable service.
It's a value add, nothing more. But something people are willing to rely
> Also, I wondered if one has a PC attached to the internet,
> can one always download email from a web-mail server?
Mostly. They often have a "save as plain text" link somewhere on the view
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