If you want to use IMSS Webmail exclusively, using no other email programs, you may do so now without problem. If you want to use IMSS Webmail in conjunction with other email programs, please see the notes below.
If you use both IMSS Webmail and a desktop POP protocol program like Eudora, Outlook, or Netscape Mail to read your IMSS email, please note that your POP client will not be able to see folders you create with IMSS Webmail, nor will IMSS Webmail see folders stored locally on your own computer.
If you use both IMSS Webmail and a desktop IMAP protocol program like Eudora, Outlook, or Netscape Mail to read your IMSS email, mail folders stored on our IMAP server will be visible both with your IMAP client and with the IMSS Webmail system.
If you use both IMSS Webmail and an IMAP-compatible UNIX mail program like pine or mutt, you should be able to easily copy your stored mail folders from before October 2003 on the IMSS Unix cluster to the upgraded mail system. You will then be able to access those stored folders both via your UNIX mail reader and via IMSS Webmail.
If you use an older UNIX mail program which is not IMAP-compatible, we encourage you to try out mutt or pine. You will be unable to take advantage of the IMSS Webmail service if you want to continue to use non-IMAP-compatible UNIX mail programs.
IMSS users can now access their email securely, from anywhere in the world, using a computer with a web browser connected to the Internet: