On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 1:44 AM, Polytropon <free...@edvax.de> wrote:

> On Thu, 23 Apr 2009 13:53:28 -0700, Liontaur <liont...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > fetchmail, gotcha. I'll look into that.
> I'm using it myself and I'm still happy with it. The advantage is
> that you can use it for more than just one POP account.

In this case that's not really needed, yet. But room for expansion in the
future is always nice too.

> > The Outlook Express deal is not for me, that's for another person who
> needs
> > access to this email account and they happen to be very computer
> illiterate
> > and being as they're used to OE, i'm not going to bother trying to teach
> > them something new. As for me, I plan on just using webmail to access
> this
> > email account.
> Then I'd suggest to install Mozilla Thunderbird and give it the
> "Outlook Express" icon. They won't notice any difference. But
> recipients of mails will - no double HTML garbage. :-)
> Webmail is not that bad (because important stuff is done in the
> background - "the backend"), but I prefer a real mail program.
> That's easy when you're at home or at work where you can
> access these resources, but webmail is very handy when you're
> at another place and still want to to your email stuff. Your
> idea of combining both (read: IMAP) is quite good.
> Well, i'm not exactly taken with the idea of changing out the mail client
just for the sake of it. We don't display or send emails in html anyways
since that's not such a good idea with OE.

As for webmail... I never even thought about just using an email client on
my laptop to access the server but that strikes me as a better idea too. No
matter what I use i'd be tunneling it over SSH anyways so a mail client
would probably have more functionality or at least i'd be more familiar with
the functionality as opposed to webmail.
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