This article introduces a web-based tool for managing your e-mail.
Not only at HKU, but a lot of Internet Service Providers (ISP) are also
using the web interface for their email system so that users can check
their email using a web browser from anywhere at anytime.
Also, when you use the HKU network, your email program can be configured
in either the IMAP or POP formats for receiving mail, otherwise, you must
use the POP format to download all your email to your PC. However, with
Webmail, you can receive or send email from your mailbox whereever you
are. The Webmail server acts as a proxy between your web browser on the
PC and your mailbox on the server. After successful login, it collects
mail from your mailbox, processes them, and displays them at your browser.
Since e-mail messages are not downloaded to your PC, you don't have to
worry about your email program hanging in the middle of a streaming
of hundreds of messages to your mailbox.
(N.B. If you have bookmarked http://webmaila.hku.hk or http://webmailb.hku.hk in your browser, please change it to http://webmail.hku.hk. This URL will take you to the most updated version of webmail at any time.)
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