294300Re: Mail server, what else?
- Jul 15, 2013On 2013-07-15 Mon 16:26 PM |, Kris Deugau wrote:
> Craig R. Skinner wrote:There are several Java IMAP email clients that can be wrapped in an
> >No Apache, PHP or webmail. HTTP was designed to transfer hyperlinked
> >text files, not do dynmaic stuff with root access to the whole box.
> >IMAP (Thunderbird, Elm, KMail) is the way to go.
> Then what do you suggest for casual users who do not care to either
> bring along a single device everywhere they want to access their
> email, or (know how to) install a fullblown mail program on every
> device they may access their mail from? (Including things like
> Internet cafe PCs...)
applet or Java-webstart. These are downloaded from the website & then
>Put up some screen shots of how to use a mail client in your FAQ.
> Webmail means at least they only have one mail client and one UI to
> learn to read their mail.
If the average web user can post photo albums on Fakebook, they've the
brains to use a mail client. Thunderbird even tries to autoconfigure
itself based on the the email address, setting the servers & ports.
It's more work up front to teach them, but its less work than explaining
your box got rooted via some stupid web app & all their personal details
are now at risk.
Dump stubborn users, they're not worth the support nightmare. (I worked
for years in an ISP's tech support dept - ON THE PHONE. Most people are
OK with a few screen shots & some help to get going.)
Craig Skinner | http://twitter.com/Craig_Skinner | http://linkd.in/yGqkv7
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