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    Email Clients with mandatory profiles

    We currently use our ISP email and OWA. The staff aren't very happy with OWA for use of more than a few minutes and I can understand why. I'm looking at other options but we don't want to use Outlook if we can help it as it might not be on all PC's. I've been using Live Mail with IMAP and that seems to be ok but I haven't tried it with mandatory profiles yet. I think you can roll it out via WSUS as well which would be a bonus.

    What email clients are edugeekers using and are you using any with mandatory profiles?
    I understand that they would have to enter their username and password each time with mandatory profiles but if that's the only issue then it's an improvement over OWA.

    Opinions appreciated?

    Thanks.

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    Outlook, with the shortcut pointing to a prf config file so it auto loads the settings when launched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Outlook, with the shortcut pointing to a prf config file so it auto loads the settings when launched.
    Yeh I know Outlook will work but it's not on all stations at the moment.

    Are you using that as an IMAP client? I take it no PST is required in this setup?

    Thanks.

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    HI there

    Were using outlook 2007 with an in house exchange server, however it might be worth talking to your ISP since there providing you with OWA they may be able to let you have outlook anywhere access.

    .Adam

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    Outlook anywhere still requires Outlook right? As I said above i'm looking for an alternative to Outlook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Outlook anywhere still requires Outlook right? As I said above i'm looking for an alternative to Outlook.
    Are you using just e-mail or calanders and tasks too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs_mjs View Post
    Are you using just e-mail or calanders and tasks too?

    We're just after basic IMAP email for now. Something that they can minimise while they're working and notify them of new mail which OWA in a browser doesn't do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    We're just after basic IMAP email for now. Something that they can minimise while they're working and notify them of new mail which OWA in a browser doesn't do.
    so something like thunderbird would do?

    not sure if it can be setup using profiles but i think it can; http://www.experts-exchange.com/Soft..._22508142.html
    Last edited by mjs_mjs; 17th November 2009 at 01:14 PM. Reason: additional infomation

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    I'll take a look and see if it's easy to deploy which is of course the next problem.

    I'm going to take a look at Live Mail as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Outlook, with the shortcut pointing to a prf config file so it auto loads the settings when launched.

    Quackers do you use this setup with mandatory profiles? If so do your users have to enter their Username, Password and Email address each time they start the program?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Quackers do you use this setup with mandatory profiles? If so do your users have to enter their Username, Password and Email address each time they start the program?

    Thanks.
    Yes its with madatory profiles, and no the users do not have to enter any details, they just click the shortcut and away they go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Yes its with madatory profiles, and no the users do not have to enter any details, they just click the shortcut and away they go.

    Ah do you give each of them a custom file then?

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    this tells you when you have mail and sits in the taskbar

    OWANotify.exe - The Outlook Web Access Tray Icon (Freeware)

    freeware

    not exactly what you wanted but you asked for something to notify the user of an email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quackers View Post
    Outlook, with the shortcut pointing to a prf config file so it auto loads the settings when launched.
    i never did get prf files working, any links or (cough) pm me a sample.

    i'll trade you for a sims.ini file

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54 View Post
    i never did get prf files working, any links or (cough) pm me a sample.

    i'll trade you for a sims.ini file


    No I didn't either I ended up using Exchange connector and putting the generic settings in the default profile.



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