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A short description of how EServer e-mail addresses function.

The EServer serves standard POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail, so you can use Thunderbird, Mail, Eudora, Outlook, Entourage or any POP3 or IMAP4 email client to send mail from an EServer account.

How To Send A Message To An EServer User

Plain-text email is one of the original forms of Internet communication, and despite a variety of technical protocols (SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, etc.) it has a number of basic characteristics common across all platforms. The EServer is compatible with the most common formats; any Internet email program can send mail to an EServer user.

To do so, in the "To:" line of your email client program type the recipient's EServer username, then "@eserver.org".

Then add any text you wish in the body of your message. The EServer also supports all major types of enclosures.

We do not list our members' names and account names to the public, or offer public finger or whois databases of EServer accounts. EServer members may access the member listing available via AppleShare or FTP from the "Groups" directory, but this file is not open to the public.

The EServer also has a number of mail accounts that are groups of people. You send a message to a group in exactly the same way you would send to an individual. The only difference is that group mail addresses are managed by the server to share access privileges among groups of members. A message sent to the group's name is sent to everyone in the group.

Webmail

The EServer uses SquirrelMail?, a standards-based webmail package written in PHP. It includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render in pure HTML 4.0 (with no JavaScript? required) for maximum compatibility across browsers. It has very few requirements and is very easy to configure and install. SquirrelMail? has all the functionality you would want from an e-mail client, including strong MIME support, address books, and folder manipulation.