Wed, 13 Feb 2002 17:47:23 -0500
Mark Fowle wrote:
> What would I use if the students all want to use things like outlook,
> netscape, etc.... ?
I believe that both of these understand POP3 and IMAP. If you're using
a standard distro, then either of these should be easy to set up (as Jon
pointed out). You could even run both.
Some mailreaders do not have imap support, but most of the popular ones
do. Nearly every mail reader has pop3 support.
If you are using RedHat 7.2, you could say something like:
% chkconfig imap on
% chkconfig ipop3 on
% chkconfig imaps on
% chkconfig pop3s on
% service xinetd restart
(assuming that the appropriate packages are installed)
This would enable both pop3 and imap, as well as their secure (SSL
encrypted) counterparts. If the command line is not to your taste, you
can enable these services with the gui service configuration tool
(serviceconf) located in the system menu.
If you have configured a firewall, you may need to open up some ports
pop3 110/tcp pop-3 # POP version 3
imap 143/tcp imap2 # Interim Mail Access
imaps 993/tcp # IMAP over SSL
pop3s 995/tcp # POP-3 over SSL