wi-fi access to my desktop e-mail

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by tracecom, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. tracecom

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    Apr 16, 2010
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    I am getting lazier.

    My e-mail client is Thunderbird; it runs on my desk-top computer (Win XP Pro.) My desktop computer is the hub of my wi-fi network. I would like to be able to get access to my e-mail on my desk-top computer from my laptop (Win Vista) in the next room. Or at least receive a notification on my laptop when Thunderbird on my desk-top recieves a new e-mail.

    Does anyone know how?

    Thanks
     
  2. elec_mech

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    If memory serves, XP Pro has a free remote interface. You can look up XP remote login or something similar. This should allow you to access the XP machine from the Vista machine.

    A paid alternative is Radmin server. It's $50 for a lifetime and I've never had a problem with it.
     
  3. elec_mech

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  4. jaygatsby

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    Google vnc
     
  5. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    If you want to make a secure connection, you can have a look at open vpn:
    http://openvpn.net/

    Bertus
     
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