Outlook With FreeBSD IMAP

Jeffrey Goldberg jeffrey at goldmark.org
Mon Feb 26 19:14:25 UTC 2007

On Feb 26, 2007, at 5:48 AM, Wojciech Puchar wrote:

> as my answer. i have ca 500 users in my networks (mostly one),  
> outlook users always have "problems", and i always answer that they  
> like problems and use outlook.

As an email administrator I have to concur.  Unless people really are  
using the extra features of on exchange server some place (shared  
calendars etc), getting users to move away from Outhouse is a major  
security improvement and reduces most of the email tech support calls.

Please note that Outhouse (and some other Windows "IMAP" clients) do  
IMAP in a POPish way.  This will undermine the advantages of IMAP and  
almost certainly lead to lost mail through users POPing their box.

But I do understand that getting rid of Outhouse simply might not be  
an option.

Unfortunately, I can't answer the original question because I haven't  
played with IMAP on FreeBSD yet.  I don't even know what IMAP server  
the OP is using.  It will almost certainly be one of courier, cyrus,  
or uw.

I would recommend to the OP to first find out what imap server they  
are running and then post the question to the very helpful Usenet  
group comp.mail.imap


Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/

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