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    Mail Client

    Hi

    I need to know if there is a Mail Client that asks for a Username and Password when it is run, and uses that username and password to auth with a mail server?

    Outlook you have to click through various different options before you can enter different user details, Thunderbird is similar.

    All I want is a simple username and password box, nothing more nothing less.

    Once thing I thought of doing was writing a script that popus up a username/pwd box, then using that sets up outlook/thunderbird in the registry for that users account, and finally loads it, would this be a viable option?

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    Re: Mail Client

    Outlook Web Access?

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    Re: Mail Client

    Yes, a webmail system would seem to be what you want.

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    Re: Mail Client

    We have a webmail system in use already, staff just dont seem to want to use it, because theyre not given a login box as soon as they use the laptop.

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    Re: Mail Client

    Quote Originally Posted by Samson
    We have a webmail system in use already, staff just dont seem to want to use it, because theyre not given a login box as soon as they use the laptop.
    I'm a bit confused by this.

    It seems the staff want to click the icon for a mail client and be presented with a login box, then be taken to their mail?

    This is no different to clicking a shortcut to the login page of the webmail server...is it?

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    Re: Mail Client

    I have the same confusion as you, but this is apparently what they'd prefer.

    Staff. Clueless.

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    Re: Mail Client

    You could always have it launch the webmai login windows as soon as they log in?

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    Re: Mail Client

    Just make one up using a script - they won't know the difference..... ;0)

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    Re: Mail Client

    Use a scheduled task to launch IE and open webmail when they login

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    Re: Mail Client

    can probably stick in a shortcut to the web address for your email into the startup menu on the computer, you can also set properties for it to keep it minimised etc when it launches.

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    Re: Mail Client

    From what I understand it seems your web mail client uses AD to authenticate and log them in automatically dependent on the AD login credentials used?

    What web mail client are you using? Perhaps the client has an option to prompt for a username and password instead of fetching the details from AD?

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    Re: Mail Client

    Write an AutoIt script to pop up a dummy username and password box before launching the webmail. Just discard whatever they enter and carry on loading their already authenticated mail See how long it takes anyone to actually realise... By then, they'll be used to it and happy

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