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NOTE - DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS PAGE. This program is BUGGY, UNSUPPORTED and a VERY POOR CHOICE

Fully supported, secure and non-buggy email forwarding or download can now be achieved using IMAP and fetchmail (or another IMAP client). See the separate page on this site for more information on fetchmail specifically.

Accessing ITS emails via a CompSoc account

If you have a CompSoc Toast account, then you have a matching e-mail account on the server. It can give you much more features and freedom than the seperate exchange/durham.ac.uk e-mail account such as downloading mail using your favourite program.

Please be clear that means two seperate e-mail accounts, on this page we will refer to them in the following way:


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Using

To access/read/view/send your CompSoc toast mail you...

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Forwarding all exchange/durham mail

If you're going to use your Toast account then you probably want all the exchange e-mails being forwarded so you don't have to check that. These instructions are a bit long but they keep the headers intact so hitting 'reply' still goes to the person who sent it. Oh yes, usual disclaimer: this software works for me and seems to work for some other toast users too, but if it eats all your email we can't be held responsible for it.

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Split off the e-mails

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A similar folder on your toast account

owaHost exdurf.dur.ac.uk
owaPort 443
owaFolder       exfix
efUserAgent     Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Exfix)
owaUser d98675
owaPass Password
owaAuth Basic
localAddress    user@compsoc.dur.ac.uk
envelopeFrom    user-exfix@compsoc.dur.ac.uk
smtpHost        compsoc.dur.ac.uk
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Moving files from exchange to toast

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Automate the moving

Now it's working we want to run that script automatically.

*/20 * * * * /usr/local/bin/exfix3
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Notes about the forwarding

Last edit: Sun 21st Nov, 05:11 p.m.

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