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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] Hotmail style mail app
From: "Brian J. Chapman" <bchapman@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 22:06:51 -0500
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At 09:37 PM 10/14/98 -0500, Cory T. Lamb wrote:
> On 14 Oct 1998, John Goerzen wrote:
> > The downside is that if people are checking mail from lots of
> > different locations, Netscape Mail doesn't make a good solution unless

> > all of the computers in question are Unix-based.
> I'm thinking about this for users who would be using public access
> machines here at the college...  95 boxes.  So I'm looking for something
> little less static and something web based seems like the answer. I know
> we'll give up functionality but for convienience I wonder if it's not a
> fair trade.
> I appreciate the response.
> ~Cory

This sounds like a job for Apache and mod_perl :-)  I think there's been a
few libs for accessing mail written. Together with one of those and
all you would have to do is write a script to generate the html files.
Security, however, would probably be the most difficult part.

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