[lug] Remote/Local email server advice...

Alan Robertson alanr at unix.sh
Fri Aug 2 21:44:19 MDT 2002

Anders Knudsen wrote:
> My work office is a "remote" site, where we have a persistent IPSec
> tunnel to our "home" office. We connect to their exchange (blech) server
> through the tunnel. We want to set up our office here to suck everyones
> mail off the "home" server to an IMAP server locally, so that folks in
> our office can have their email stored locally -- on a server -- to
> allow mail access from any machine/platform.
> Why? Most folks here in my office have "dual boot" machines. Use Windows
> for documentation stuff, corporate type presentations (MS Office),
> email...Use Linux for "real" work, and email, etc. So want to be able to
> get access to our email regardless of which platform we're on.
> The "home" office does obviously already support IMAP, and we could use
> that, however, they have rules for how much space you can eat up, and
> how old your emails are allowed to be, etc. If we set up a local mail
> server, then we could control those rules --- that is have none
> basically.
> Any suggestions/advice appreciated.

Look at fetchmail to suck email off the exchange server (via pop or imap).

Good basic idea though...

	-- Alan Robertson
	   alanr at unix.sh

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