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have most universities switched their email servers over to micosoft exchange? i find it annoying that i can't check my tulane email via pine.

i also discovered through hearsay that tulane webmail sessions time out after about thirty minutes of idle - and if you're typing an email to someone, you're not sending information back to the servers, so you're "idling", so if you don't save that long email that you were working on, you've lost it.

i think it may be time to refamiliarize myself with IMAP.

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lifeofmendel
Aug. 25th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
yeah, but doing that is annoying. not that i'll be writing a lot of long emails at work, but i'll probably check my email mostly through a mail client using imap just so i don't have to worry about that sort of crap.

i don't like exchange servers at all. ah well.
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lifeofmendel
Aug. 25th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
i'll grant that. Notes is fussy.
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lifeofmendel
Aug. 25th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
pine is still awesome. give me a telnet client and pine over a web based email client any day.

except gmail. love gmail.
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nots2good
Aug. 25th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
In my geekiness I had a strange mix for a little while.

I was reading Gmail via PINE. (Actually using ALPINE the inheiritor of Pine, same interface, different codebase).

If you have IMAP you can get (AL)PINE fairly easily. It is supported on just about every platform these days, including a windows version.
lifeofmendel
Aug. 25th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
oooh neato. i'll look into that. thanks. :)
sleeplessone
Aug. 26th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
I'm actually liking me.com's webmail.

For all the problems the service has had since launch it's quite a nice interface.

But yeah, IMAP is the way to go :)
specter_13
Aug. 25th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I love gmail, best web based email client out there imo. Since I have got my iphone and turned IMAP on both gmail accts I check my email all the time.
toastercookie
Aug. 25th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
SU uses Exchange, but I can check my email with IMAP too. That works great.
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