Sharing email on a peer-to-peer network

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Malaikah

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Dear Tech-Guys,

I have recently set up a small peer-to-peer network at my place of work. We have dial-up email account which I want to be accessible by all computers on the network. I want to make sure that all messages can be seen by all computers so I can't simply set up the accounts normally to delete messages from the server, if the accounts are set up not to delete messages from the server each message is downloaded several times. We are a small, charitable, organisation so I don't want to spend cash on a proper exchange type application and we are running a serverless peer-to-peer network in any case. We have Windows 98 and 2000 computers on the network and are currently using Outlook Express for email.

What is the best way of doing this?

Any help appreciated,

Ben
 

JohnWill

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You can install a mail server on the machine that's connected to the net, it'll fetch the email and buffer it locally. Then you can access that mail server from multiple machines on the network. The mail server can also access multiple POP accounts and buffer all of them. Here's a typical mail server, both free and pay versions, there are lots more of them around: ArgoSoft Mail Server
 

Malaikah

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Cheers for that, I didn't realise there were free mail servers out there.

Have you used it? Any problems?

Ben
 
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I tried the ArgoSoft mail server, and it seemed to work. I ended up using a combination of ISP email services and my domain email forwarding to solve my multiple account problem, so I ended up not using it.
 
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