Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Email client ... server?

  1. #1

    Default Email client ... server?

    I'm looking for a email client that also acts as a server. I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for.

    I ...
    • own a lot of email accounts from different domains.
    • would like to access one place remotely
    • able to synchronize with popular clients (optional)
    • want it to automatically retrieve any new mails


    Is there a piece of software that does all of the above?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    1,529

    Default Re: Email client ... server?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanc View Post
    I'm looking for a email client that also acts as a server. I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for.

    I ...
    • own a lot of email accounts from different domains.
    • would like to access one place remotely
    • able to synchronize with popular clients (optional)
    • want it to automatically retrieve any new mails


    Is there a piece of software that does all of the above?
    I'm not sure what you are looking for either. A server will receive mail sent to it via smtp protocol. To me it seems your mail is stored on different provider's servers, right?

    Probably you could use fetchmail to collect mail from all your accounts. Locally you could have sendmail or postfix as a server which would send outgoing mail. Have a look at procmail to distribute locally. As a client pick anything you like. If this doesn't fit your needs we need an exact description of what you are planning to accomplish.

  3. #3
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Email client ... server?

    welcome to open source and openSUSE..

    your requirements are not infinitely clear to me, but my Thunderbird
    goes to several different domain mail servers where i have mail
    accounts and looks for new mail under every ID/password i give it..

    it does this automatically upon boot and every ten minutes thereafter
    (configurable), and then collects that mail and offers it to me for
    reading..

    i can set it to just fetch a copy (and leave the original on the
    distant server [which i do at, gmail, for example] or i can set it to
    clear the distant in-box after fetching..

    "able to synchronize with popular clients (optional)" i do not know
    what that means...Thunderbird IS a client that acts kinda like your
    own local server...

    _perhaps_ you are looking for an Out-look/-house type cpu sucker? some
    folks use Evolution, but think it smells too much like Redmond..

    --
    goldie

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    25,402

    Default Re: Email client ... server?

    And when you are a KDE user, my Kmail does about the same as goldies' Thunderbird.
    Henk van Velden

  5. #5
    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Email client ... server?

    hcvv wrote:
    > And when you are a KDE user, my Kmail does about the same as goldies'
    > Thunderbird.


    and probably faster, with less resources...does it also 'do' nntp?


    --
    goldie

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    25,402

    Default Re: Email client ... server?

    I do not use nntp. Took a fast look, but can not find anything in that direction in its config windows. But I use Kmail within Kontakt. Kontakt can contain several items, I use also the addressbook, the agenda and the RSS tool. There is also a News item that can be switched on. Most probably what you are looking for.
    Henk van Velden

  7. #7
    JosephKK NNTP User

    Default Re: Email client ... server?

    On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:56:02 GMT, hcvv
    <hcvv@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >I do not use nntp. Took a fast look, but can not find anything in that
    >direction in its config windows. But I use Kmail within Kontakt. Kontakt
    >can contain several items, I use also the addressbook, the agenda and
    >the RSS tool. There is also a News item that can be switched on. Most
    >probably what you are looking for.


    Which would probably fire up Knode, the stock KDE news client. It
    also will connect to several news servers.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •