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    Apparently all parts of the internet are not created equally. I have a potential user going to Sahklin Island in Russia.

    What are the odds of the web interface being usable over a dial up connection? Would a simple POP3 connection via Outlook be my best bet?

    Would IMAP be better than the web interface or worse as far as speed goes?
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    It really depends on how you configure IMAP,

    If you have a low speed connection, you may want to set your IMAP/POP3 client to only download headers. That will save speed. Then you only download the messages you want to read.

    POP3 vs IMAP traffic is really nominal. BasicHTML Client will use more, but you get a better experience.

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    Thanks John,

    And what of the Advanced web client? Would I just be being a mean bastard if I told them to use it over a dial up connection?
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    There are various client/server connections that happen using the advanced client. I would never recommend it. Use the basic HTML client. You loose some of the experience, but at least you get your mail.

    I live in a very rural area. I only have high speed via a cell connection, and everyone else has dial up. No one would use Zimbra@home because of how slow it was.

    That is the very reason we have the basic cli.

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