At 11:51 AM 9/7/2003 +0800, you wrote:
You can get mail no matter where you are with a POP account also.
shelby, that's actually not true. If you have an enterprise email service
that requires access to a VPN and the internet service you access it with
(e.g hotel room ethernet) has a bad firewall configuration, you may never
get to the mail. I speak with personal experience - the hotel I am in right
now has screwed up its firewall. I ended up having to find an 802.11 hotspot
to get to my email.
I understand but that was not my point. My point is that you can put a
web-based interface on top of your POP account to access it any where. You
still have a POP account which you are accessing any where if that is what you
want. The web-based interface is just another form of an email client.
The point is that you don't need to use a web-based email without an underlying
POP account in order to access email from any where. There are even places
where HTTP web-based interface won't work (e.g. cell phone) and so you need to
use a different form of email client to access. Still you can have an
underlying POP account that mail is being drawn from.