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    snappermail enterprise version and outlook exchange

    Has anybody used the new enterprise version of snappermail? It claims to support IMAP to access central mail servers. Does this mean we can finally access our outlook exchange accounts without redirecting through a pop3?

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    Re: snappermail enterprise version and outlook exchange

    Originally posted by mama's_wired
    Has anybody used the new enterprise version of snappermail? It claims to support IMAP to access central mail servers. Does this mean we can finally access our outlook exchange accounts without redirecting through a pop3?
    Only if your IS will agree to support it.

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    Re: snappermail enterprise version and outlook exchange

    Originally posted by mama's_wired
    Has anybody used the new enterprise version of snappermail? It claims to support IMAP to access central mail servers. Does this mean we can finally access our outlook exchange accounts without redirecting through a pop3?
    SnapperMail can already get Email directly from an Exchange server using POP3. It's been able to do that for a long time. The trick is that you have to enable POP3 access on the Exchange server.

    Regarding IMAP, I have the SnapperMail 2.0 beta, and I'm using it with FastMail services/servers. It works good. Message upload is not supported yet, so messages that you send from SnapperMail will not be put into the Sent Items folder on the server or on any other client. The workaround for that is to temporarily BCC yourself a copy of the message and set up a rule on the server or other clients to file messages "from yourself to yourself" in the Sent Items folder.

    Also, the current beta does not work with AOL's new IMAP services/servers yet. AOL has implemented a non-standard IMAP server that does not support the SEARCH command, which SnapperMail uses heavily. The SEARCH command is part of the IMAP RFC, so who knows why AOL didn't implement it. AOL says they are going to fix their server later in the year, and the SnapperMail folks say they're going to add a workaround for "broken" servers in version 2.1. It's a waiting game to get the "broken server" problem fixed to see who will get it done first.

    Syncing IMAP is quite slow right now. They're concentrating on making their implementation of the protocol as robust and stable as possible first. Speed improvements will be put into the 2.1 version.

    In any case, I highly recommend SnapperMail. It's a great Email client.
    Last edited by SilvrDrgn; 07-27-2004 at 01:57 PM.
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