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By James_Randy ·
I have 30 computers running Windows95 and Outlook Express (version 4.72, I think) receiving e-mail through an NT4.0 server with Avirt proxy server software connected to the internet and our ISP through a 56k modem. Right now Outlook Express is launched from, and e-mail is stored on those local machines. I would like to launch our e-mail program (I would consider changing programs) FROM the server instead of the local machine so it can be accessed and launched through an off-site remote connection (PC Anywhere), AND I would like to store all e-mail on that server as well. The considerations are access from both the office and off-site locations, ease of backing up 30 e-mail accounts from only one location, and virus checking. (On another note, I hate having Norton anti-virus running in the background on workstations, as it seems to interfere with some programs.) Any ideas?

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by McKayTech In reply to e-mail on an in-house ser ...

This is the sort of situation that Exchange addresses very nicely, although there is some cost involved. Exchange provides the centralized storage and access is either via Outlook (Outlook Express won't work) or by Web browser (i.e. Outlook Web Access). Virus checking at the mailbox level can be accomplished with an add-on product such as Network Associate's Groupshield.

Another less expensive alternative would be Ipswitch's e-mail server.

Either approach would accomplish your objectives.

paul

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by James_Randy In reply to e-mail on an in-house ser ...

Sorry it took so long to reply. I haven't tried to implement your suggestion(s), but it looks like something that may work & I might try.
Thanks.

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