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Windows mail applications, like MS Outlook, can also connect to
UNIX/linux based POP/IMAP servers.
The principle is the same as explained when doing so with a UNIX/linux
application, except that there is no need to define a specific
For Windows applications, the local and remote port numbers stay the same.
Follow the followin steps to read your UNIX/linux mail from a Windows application:
Remember that, as was the case above, one must keep the SSH-connection
open in order to keep your tunneling going.
- Connect to the mail server using an SSH application like putty.
- Configure your mail application (ex: Outlook) to use
localhost:143 (for IMAP) or localhost:110 (for POP) as
your incoming mail server.
- Start reading mail