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Author Topic: How to install a local IMAP server on Windows XP Pro?  (Read 7724 times)

erikts

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How to install a local IMAP server on Windows XP Pro?
« on: July 29, 2010, 09:58:07 PM »
Dear DC Forum Members,

I am an intermediate computer user. Currently I have the following e-mail setup at the office:

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I use Thunderbird as my e-mail client. Today I see that Thunderbird cannot handle my large e-mail database (8 GB). To solve the problem a friend suggests that I setup a local IMAP server and use Thunderbird as an IMAP client. The scenario is as follows:

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For the incoming mail:
  • The local IMAP server pulls e-mails via POP3 server
  • I access the e-mail on the local IMAP server using Thunderbird as IMAP client

For outgoing mail:
  • I compose e-mail on Thunderbird
  • I sent the mail through SMTP server via local IMAP server

My question are:
1. Is that IMAP setup possible on Windows XP Pro?
2. What IMAP server can be easily set up on Windows XP Pro that can handle such scenario?

Well, that's my questions. Thanks in advance!  :)
« Last Edit: July 29, 2010, 11:27:58 PM by erikts »

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Re: How to install a local IMAP server on Windows XP Pro?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 07:48:20 PM »
Try these links (1 and 2). DonĀ“t worry, you will stay on this forum.

Although the subject is about SMTP servers, a lot of the suggested Windows mail server software is also capable to deliver IMAP functionality for your purpose.

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Re: How to install a local IMAP server on Windows XP Pro?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 09:31:17 PM »
Thanks for your suggestion!  :up: I will study the linked threads.