New Student E-mail Server May Require Changes to Your E-mail Client
By Dr. Ty Young, UNIX Systems Administrator
As we reported in last month's Benchmarks Online, users of the Computing Centers student E-mail system (known by some as "Jove") can look forward to faster, more trouble-free E-mail connections in the future. In the latter part of February the Computing Centers Academic Computing Services UNIX group will be migrating all E-mail accounts (including all mail folders and inboxes) over to a faster and more powerful system. WWW page material and other miscellaneous files will remain on Jove for use by their owners.
Problems for non-supported E-mail clients
While ACS expects that the transition will occur fairly smoothly, we also know that there will be problems for a few users. Most of these problems, we believe, will be for users who choose to use non-supported E-mail clients ("programs") such as Netscapes Communicator E-mail program, Microsofts Outlook Express and other IMAP4-compliant clients. ("Supported?", you say? Well, ACS officially supports ONE E-mail client for student use, and thats Simeon 4.1.x.) That said, here are a few guidelines for making the programs read your E-mail on the new system properly. Though you may need to make a few additional adjustments yourself, these settings worked for us:
But not for Simeon . . .
If youre using Simeon 4.1.x, of course, you wont need to make any changes because weve instituted the settings on the IMSP server. You dont need to know this specifically, but in addition to the mail (IMAP) server we run a separate, IMSP server which contains both global and user options things like your real name, which desktop windows you had open the last time you used the server, etc. Netscapes and Microsofts E-mail clients, however, dont use the IMSP protocol, so you have to fool with the settings yourself another reason to use Simeon!
When all else fails
Remember, too, that you can always contact the Helpdesk (565-2324) if youre having trouble getting your E-mail working properly after we switch over to the new server. Well get you up and running in just a few short minutes!