Hello again, Gurus!
Thank for the overwhelming respons on my query. Seems like most of you guys
recommend POP3 & Eudora light.
The unabrivated summary:
o Syed Zaeem Hosain (email@example.com)
Eudora from Qualcomm works very well for this purpose.
o Mickey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Erm, you can install POP clients on the NT workstations (e.g. eudora) and a
POP server (if you don't have one) on the sun(s).
o Justin Young (email@example.com)
Too bad you didn't go netware.
Yes, the PC's can read mail via the Sun server. This can be done several
ways. The easiest way for your users is to install a pop server on the
Sun. This will allow them to use mail programs such as Eudora and
Pegasus (my first choice) with nice graphical user interfaces.
Otherwise, your users can telnet into the Sun and use pine or elm to read
their mail. Regardless, you will have to create a mailbox for each user
on the Sun. (I.e., create an account for each user.) Hope this helps.
Hows the weather up there today?
o Jay Lessert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
One easy and cheap thing to do is to ftp to ftp.qualcomm.com. Get your
self copies of "Eudora Light" (a free Windows POP mail client that should
run ok on your NT boxes) and "qpopper" (a free POP server daemon that
will run on your existing Sun mail server).
Excellent stuff, lots of folks run it, easy to set up, very trouble-free.
o Dan Transue (odt@LANcomp.COM)
I don't know much about the PC-side but I believe that NT clients can
run things like Eudora. You can get a pop server for the unix machine
from your favorite ftp site (probably). Shouldn't be a problem.
o Stephen Harris (email@example.com)
Set up a POP-3 server on your mailhost then the NT machines can use
readily available POP-clients (eg Euroda) to send and receive mail.
o Tom Crummey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We use imap clients on PCs to read email. One is Simeon from Esys in Canada.
another alternative is to set up a pop server on your mail system and use
Microsoft Exchange, though pop means that the mail will be down loaded
onto the PC and will disappear from the server. imap doesn't do this which
is why we use it instead.
o Nino Margetic <email@example.com>
I am in a similar position and am looking also into the same problem.
IMHO one can handle this problem in 3-4 diferent ways - depending on the
underlying protocol one uses for mail delivery and reading.
1) use MS-MAIL and have a gateway to SMTP. Not very elegant as there will
be 2 different spools - one on Unix mailhost and the other on NT.
2) use POP/SMTP combination for mail reading/delivery on NT. There is
plenty of POP clients out there - both freeware and commercial. Most
famous: Eudora. Advantage - nice clients, but mail spool is chopped into
user mailboxes due to the nature of the POP protocol. Also, you have to
install a few things on your Unix host (POP daemon).
3) use IMAP/SMTP combination for reading/sending mail. My current
favourite. IMAP as a protocol will leave the incoming mail on the mail
host and give the people the ability to read their mail either from
NT machines or Unix boxes. Disadvantage: far less available clients
as the protocol is *relatively* new. Probably the most famous client:
Pine. There is a Windows version available, and is free, but doesn't look
as half as nice as Eudora - however, functionally equivalent (handles
MIME). Again you have to install a few things on your Unix host (IMAP
o Rob Allan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I haven't worked with NT, but we use a POP system for our PC users. They read
their mail using the netscape 2.0 mail window. You have to
have a POP daemon running on the SUN, there are free ones floating around, we
use the netscape mail server.
One thing I would caution against is to NFS mount the spoll dir on the NT boxes.
There is enough problems with the NFS file locking between suns, I wouldn't even
attempt it with an NT box.
o David Griffith (GRIFFITH@rjrt.com)
There are several ways to do this. The most simple and cheapest is to use
the MS Exchange client pointed to the Sun mail-server. If you had several
hundred PC's, you should set up a MS Exchange Server with SMTP gateway.
o Andre L. Soto (email@example.com)
One of the easiest ways I found to send and deliver mail to/fro an
NT box is to setup a POP3 server and have the NT workstations get
mail from there. Usually, a POP3 server would be setup on your
o Alexander Finkel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You could set up the NT clients with POP mail software and put a POP3 server
on the Sun acting as a mailhost.
Eudora works very well. http://www.qualcomm.com/
o Sahir Siddiqui (email@example.com)
Depends on the software you are using on your NT clients to read mail.
Make sure they support either the POP or the IMAP protocols -
preferably IMAP - which allows you to maintain your mail on one system
while reading it from any other.
o Bjorn E. Torsteinsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Javisst kan du det.
Her på Norges fiskerihøgskole har vi 4-5 Unix maskiner ca. 250 PC'er.
PC'ene basert på Windows NT/95/3.11 og OS/2 og MacOS
Alle leser mail fra en Unix mailserver. På mailserveren kjører vi en POP3
(Post Office Protocol 3) som leverer mail til PC'ene.
For å sende mail må du ha Sendmail el.l på unix maskine, og det er som regel
standard på Sun maskiner med Solaris.
PC'ene kan kjøre et vell av både Public Domain og komersiell programvare.
Hos oss kjører vi Eudora Light på klientene. Det som er fint med Eudora
er at den er _enkel_, gratis og finnes til alle de nevnte klient
operativsystemene (OS/2 kjører windows utgaven)
That's it folks! And again, thank you for your assistance!
Nils Kalvatn Larsen
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