I T E C    N E W S L E T T E R                                                                                           Vol 4  No 12                                        August 30, 1996        1.0  Mail Option for your campus  2.0  *** Purveyor for Open VMS Alpha system and Windows NT ***  3.0  LAIP Community Colleges: your ITEC representatives put on ITEC-L        1.0  Mail Option for your campus       At the recent COA, some of the campuses talked about some of the       services they saw a need to provide and did not have the human       resources or experience.  At a few of the SIGs one of the services       talked about was electronic mail (e-mail).  We asked if campuses       would be interested in getting this service from ITEC.  Some have       expressed an interest.  After investigation we were able to install       a POP and IMAP mail server.  A brief comparison of these two mailers       follows.       What we're looking for this Fall semester are some campuses who       would like to offer e-mail to students, faculty, and staff using one       of the above two mailers.  Currently we are recommending POP mail for       students and IMAP mail for faculty and staff.       We have been able to make arrangements for the "look" of the mail       to be from your campus.  For example, the e-mail address would look       like:       username@campusname.mail.suny.edu       Where the username is the usercode of the individual receiving the       mail and the campusname would be the name the campus selected to       identify the campus.  Here is another example,       brownrn@itec.mail.suny.edu       Note that the return mail address currently will not have the campus       name as part of it, but people can send mail to you and include the       campus name.       In general, what we will do:            o Provide a mailer client software            o Directions for installation            o User directions on how to use the client mailer            o Facilities (disk, CPU server software, registration of name,               etc.)       In general, you will need to:            o Assign username (user codes) on the e-mail server (we will               provide the procedure)            o Provide training to users on your campus            o Answer questions            o Inform your campus community about the e-mail service.            o Install software on a server or individual PC (including MAC)               or copy disk for individual use.       The cost for the e-mail service will be about $3.00 per FTE.  We       really do not know the amount of disk that will be needed to support       this service.  We would like to have a fixed cost per campus to       cover all users - students, faculty, and staff.  Campuses that would       like to consider this option please contact Ron Brown (brownrn       @itec.mail.suny.edu) or call 716-878-ITEC.              POP AND IMAP        ------------                         "POP (Post Office Protocal) was designed to support "offline" mail       processing.  In offline processing, mail is delivered to a server,       and a PC user invokes a mail "client" program that connects to the       server and downloads all pending mail to the user's own machine. The       mail is then deleted from the server. All mail processing is local       to the client machine."       "IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) offers POP capabilities,       and provides good support for all three modes of remote mailbox       access: "offline", "online", and "disconnected"."       "In online processing, messages are left on the mail server and       manipulated remotely by mail client programs.  In disconnected       operation, a mail client connects to the mail server, makes a       "cache" copy of selected messages, and then disconnects from the       server, later to reconnect and resynchronize with the server.  In       both these modes, mail is left on the server, which is important       when people use different computers at different times to access       their messages."                 "IMAP is a client-server mail protocol designed to permit       manipulation of remote mailboxes as if they were local.  With IMAP,       mail is delivered to a shared server, but the mail client machine       does not normally copy it all at once and then delete it from the       server.  It's more of a client-server model, where the IMAP client       can ask the server for headers, or the bodies of specified messages,       to search for messages meeting cerain criteria.  Messages in the       mail repository can be marked as deleted and subsequently expunged,       but they stay on the repository until the user takes such action."	       "Unlike POP, IMAP can fetch documents other than e-mail (Usenet News       bulletin boards) and can use a host's search capabilities to scan       mail and New documents."           "IMAP's architecture also allows several users to share access to a       mailbox, which would be helpful where different workers might have       to handle messages from the same mailbox."                                     - Summary by Kathy Pohl  2.0  *** Purveyor for Open VMS Alpha system and Windows NT ***       Purveyor is a full function WWW Server that runs on the Open VMS       Alpha system and Windows NT.       The License and software can be obtained from Getsoftware.  The Open       VMS Alpha system software is located in the THIRD PARTY/OTHER       section and the Windows NT software is located in PC/MACINTOSH.  The       serial number for Windows NT Purveyor software is located in the       readme file.                                           Joe Weber                                             SCSYS@itec.suny.edu       3.0  LAIP Community Colleges: your ITEC representatives put on ITEC-L             This is just to notify LAIP Community Colleges that all people from       your institution who are connected to ITEC through Advisory       Committee Members, Managers of accounts, etc. have been subscribed       to ITEC-L which, among other things, is our way of sending out ITEC       Newsletters.  If you wish to subscribe anyone else to this list,       send your request to spencebj@itec.suny.edu.  For those who have not       received past issues and have the availability of a WWW browser,       please go to http://www.itec.suny.edu/iteccover.html which       lists all past newsletters.                                       Editor:  Betty Spencer                                                scacad@itec.suny.edu                ITEC's General Office            716/878-4611                  Director's Office         716/878-4206                  Operations                716/878-5122                  After hours               716/878-6642                  FAX                       716/878-4235                  web page                  http://www.itec.suny.edu

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