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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by 7.62, Apr 25, 2010.

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    Hi guys,

    I have built a PC for a friend who spends a lot of time interstate. I am wondering what the most effective way of setting it up as a email and file server that he can 'dial' into.

    He is in Perth and the computer is in Vic. He works on the mines over there and runs a business here. How can he and his work mate both get their emails routed from author to the desktop and then back to them on the move?

    I dont know of that makes sense. If it doesnt Ill try again.
     
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    We use an Exchange Server configured using IMAP, my Iphone, Netbook(Outlook), and Desktop(Outlook) all synchronize with the server. So if I write something on one, it gets updated to the others. I also use Logmein Ignition, which works surprisingly well over Iphone in the rare case I can't get to the computer. Scared the crap out of my boss when I took a service ticket from my Iphone while waiting for my lunch at a little Italian place down the street(As he gets a copy of all my conversations since we cover for one another).
     
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    What is an exchange server?
    But that is exactly the setup I am looking for. There will be 3 laptops dialing in to this server, but your right on the money.

    I have installed windows 7 on the machine so far, any other programs I will need?

    Thanks heaps for the info to mate. Keep it coming!! :)
     
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    Well, it's a type of Email Server used commonly in small companies. I am not sure I could explain how to setup one over a forum(truth be told I have never set one up myself). You might wanna consider using an online mail client like gmail...
     

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