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Mail sharing or mail box on lan
bnb Oct-09-01 06:56 AM
Dear larry,
sachin here,
i did 8 computer network with your guidance.
I used surecom Ep 320 Lan cards & D link 8 port Hub.
I have win 95 on 4 computers & win98 on other 4. the internet acess is installed on win98 computer so as to share it with the others . now i am getting my mail on the win98 computer.
i want to set up a sytem such that the mails will automatically go in the perticular computer as sales related mails should automatically go in to the comp4 outlook express mail box. similarly for mktg. & other computers. currently i have 2 pop & other unlimited mail addresses on my web site. they all are forwarded to my originsl account provided my ISP .
so please guide me in this problem

thanks a lot
sachin


1. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
lbyard Oct-09-01 05:51 PM
In response to message 0
Sachin, I don't know the details of your ISP's configuration, but you may be able to set-up multiple mailboxes and mail forwarding based on E-Mail addresses. I have my web site hosted on a FreeBSD UNIX system and am using that capability. I would start with your ISPs FAQs/tech documentation. Once that is done, each PC can be set up to use a particular mailbox. Also, PCs can be set-up with profiles to use more than one mailbox (e.g., my wife can access her mail and my mail, but not both at the same timeóthat way I can go fishing). You would need something beyond Outlook (e.g., Microsoft Exchange, which would also require a server--there are other choices) to automatically route mail on your local network. Larry

2. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
bnb Oct-10-01 06:38 PM
In response to message 1
Dear larry,
Doesnt get what u mean to say,
please specify in broad & brief.
I got that i need a extra software thatn the Outlook.
also got that willhave to check something with my ISP
I am sending the details of my ISP
ISP name : VSNL
DOmain : vsnl.net.in
POP :202.54.10.18
IAMP : 202.54.10.18
OR
POP : giaspn01.vsnl.net.in
Mail Box Size : 5 MB
E mail address : 1

Also i am sending the details of my Website :
POP allowed : 2
Mail Aliases : Unlimited
Server : NT Based LOGIN
Webspace : 10 MB
Forwarding Address : 1 HOST

The detail Case Story /////
HI . i am explaining again ..
as known To you i want to setup internal mailing system,
also i have 95 on 4 Comps & 98 on Other 4. but can upgrade other 4 comps
from 95 to 98
also I have one modem installed on the a compueter having OS 98. I have a
VSNL ISP . with 1 e mail 5 MB Qota.
Besides This I have my unlimited mail aliases on my Web site. which are
ultimately get forwareded to my default mail address.
so please guide me in this matter,
thanks
sachin


3. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
lbyard Oct-11-01 05:15 PM
In response to message 2
I have not done that in many years. We used to (back in the days of the Intel 386 processor) use ccMail (http://www.lotus.com/home.nsf/welcome/ccmail) on a Novell server. The function is now handled on the remote UNIX-based server hosting my web sites. Mail is forwarded to individual mailboxes on the server. Itís easy and cheap. To do it locally, you first have to do some homework on available software/file servers to accomplish this task. I know other readers have this sort of thing installed. Please help this reader with suggestions. Larry

4. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
jeff Oct-13-01 03:21 AM
In response to message 3
Larry also helped me in setting up 14 computers on a peer to peer network at work. I also faced the same problem of how to get email to each users desktop without investing in additional hardware or software. My solution was to use our third party hosted web site as a mail server and have each user retreive mail from there.

Check with your web host on how to set up email accounts and then create one for each user. Next go to each users computer and open Outlook Express. Go to Tools/Accounts/Mail/Add and enter the username and password for each user that you created on your web site. This will be different for each user. Your POP3 info will be the mail server for your web host and the SMTP server will be the outgoing mail server for your local ISP. The POP3 and SMTP info will be the same for each user.
On our system there is also a catch all email account that forwards all email not directed to a specific person to our local ISP which in turn gets sent to my desk. I have two email accounts, the personalized one on our web site and the generic one from our ISP. All other users have just their personalized account on the web site.

Hope this helps,
Jeff


5. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
adi Nov-15-01 07:36 PM
In response to message 0
hello sachin ...
there is an option on out look exprise used to leave a copy of the emails then U can download it again in other computers
this option u can find it on :
1. go to tools then accounts
2.clikc the email address that U have in the mail tab
3. click propertise then clikc advance tab
4. put a tick mark on the leave a copy option
Now U can check the same emails many times from diffrent PCs

adi


6. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
Viking Ed Nov-20-01 05:33 PM
In response to message 5
Mebbe what I want to do isn't technically feasible...

Consider two networked PC's, one in my office, one in Her Majesty's. I want my PC to be able to log into the server, download and remove e-mail, and store it someplace where both HM and I can view it. Likewise, HM would like to be able to do the same.

Silly me thought that if I simply shared the directory on which Outhouse Express stores the mail, then I could tell Outhouse Express on HM's PC to use the mail file on that shared resource, but no dice. OE won't allow you to declare a repository on a shared directory.

I think I have a (circa 1997) copy of full-blown MS:Outhouse kicking around; would that let me do what I want? Or am I going to be further ahead to simply request an additional e-mail address from my ISP, and set up rules to forward mail as appropriate?


7. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
lbyard Nov-20-01 05:47 PM
In response to message 6
THE wife can read my mail (and has been doing it for many years). We have the mailboxes on an NT server, but could just as well put them on a plain old win 9x computer. Recently we got our own mail accounts, but she can still read my mail. I have profiles set-up on her machine for the two sets of personal files. We have been doing this since the original version of Outlook. Larry

8. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
Viking Ed Nov-20-01 05:53 PM
In response to message 7
I tried installing Outlook some time ago, but got intimidated when it started asking about Exchange servers and a bunch of other stuff I don't know about. Do you have a how-to guide you could point me to? AtDhVaAnNkCsE!

10. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
lbyard Nov-20-01 07:58 PM
In response to message 8
No, but just install Internet E-Mail. Larry

9. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
Viking Ed Nov-20-01 05:53 PM
In response to message 7
I tried installing Outlook some time ago, but got intimidated when it started asking about Exchange servers and a bunch of other stuff I don't know about. Do you have a how-to guide you could point me to? AtDhVaAnNkCsE!

11. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
wayjac Nov-25-01 01:48 AM
In response to message 9
Outlook Express5 will allow you to set up rules based on message content( from,to,subject,body ect.) and perform actions (forward,delete,move) Message/Create Rule From Message

13. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
Viking Ed Nov-26-01 02:41 PM
In response to message 11
Outlook Express5 will allow you to set up rules based on message content( from,to,subject,body ect.) and perform actions (forward,delete,move) Message/Create Rule From Message

Yes, but if you have only one e-mail address, message forwarding isn't the solution. I'd like to be able to see all the mail in the mailbox, regardless of which PC I'm using. Outhouse Express won't let me declare the location of the mail file on a shared drive.

For that matter, I can't find anyplace in Outlook that lets me declare the location of the mail file at all.


14. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
lbyard Nov-26-01 05:38 PM
In response to message 13
My advice is to do it at your server. That works. Larry

12. RE: Mail sharing or mail box on lan
lbyard Nov-25-01 10:12 PM
In response to message 0
All the help I can give you on this one is what I have already posted in this thread. It is probably possible to route mail to sales@example.com to a specific mail account, marketing@example.com to another mail account, etc. and all of the mail to anyname@example.com that doesn't get rerouted to another one of your mail accounts on your ISP's server, but the instructions for doing it are more or less specific to the ISPís server operating system/configuration, and those instructions take some noticeable time to master. Larry

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