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Best Practices: Removing all copies of an email from an email server

Monday, June 10th, 2013

These questions arise over and over:

How do I prevent copies of my email (inbox/sent) from being backed up on your servers?

Is there an automatic way to do this?

What if I only want data saved on servers if it is encrypted?

Where are the other copies stored?

Can I use a WebAide to auto save/encrypt email and attachments and remove any copies received/sent?

We’ll answer these questions in general and in the context of LuxSci.

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WebMail: Faster Automatic Folder Checking

Friday, March 19th, 2010

LuxSci has significantly improved the automatic checking for new email messages in its WebMail application.

Previously, automatic checking was lacking: you had to manually enable automatic checking, messages were checked for only every 5 minutes, and checking stopped as soon as new messages were detected.

Now, automatic checking works with the speed and usability of a desktop email application:

  • Automatic: WebMail will always check for new email messages — you never have to “enable” anything.
  • Fast: Checking for new messages happens as frequently as once/minute*
  • Multiple Folders: WebMail checks for new email messages in your current folder, your INBOX, and any other folders that you have added to your “QuickCheck” list (you can have up to 5 folders on this list in addition to your INBOX).  You can be informed of new messages in any of your important folders, even if you are currently working in other folders.  Many folks have requested automatic checking for new messages in multiple folders — it is finally here!
  • Notifications: WebMail will notify you of new email
    • Icons are displayed next to folders with new messages in them in your folder tree
    • The “Get Email” button pulsates yellow if there are new messages in the current folder
    • An audible “new email” sound is played (you can turn that off — you can also upload your own new email sound)
    • A pop-up window can be displayed if you have new messages in your INBOX (good if your WebMail window is minimized or hidden — use of this, too, is a Preference).

Combined with our recent turbo charging of WebMail, you will find use of web-based email at LuxSci a productivity booster.

*The frequency of checking depends dynamically on how long the checking actually takes and can very from 1 to 5 minutes.  The speed of checking may be slower than once/minute if you are checking many folders, large folders, or if your email server is responding slowly at the moment (i.e. due to a usage spike). For most people checking will be close to once/minute.

Access Multiple Inboxes and Other Folders from a Single Account

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

I read about how Gmail supports “multiple Inboxes” and this seemed like a nice new feature.  However, LuxSci has allowed users to access the Inboxes and other folders from other accounts in its unified WebMail interface for over a year and a half now … i.e. this is old news. However, it’s not really “old news” as their “multiple Inbox” feature is named in misleading way — it is not supposed to give you access to other people’s Inboxes!

In this post, I’ll show you how to simulate multiple Inbox access in Gmail using the “multiple Inboxes” feature and indicate how this is not really a true multiple Inbox scenario and has some significant limitations.  Then, we’ll show you how to set up the same thing in LuxSci. Finally, you’ll see how to use LuxSci for true shared folder access.

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WebMail Feature Enhancements

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Improved WebMail Performance: LuxSci has greatly improved the speed and performance of its WebMail interface.

Fast Folder Trees: The WebMail folder tree and Help topic trees can now be navigated with no delay as nodes are opened and closed.
Unsubscribed Folders: Users can now easily access shared but unsubscribed email folders from the WebMail interface.

WebMail and WebAide Enhancements: Focus on Tagging

Monday, May 5th, 2008
LuxSci has introduced significant user interface improvements related to email and WebAide tagging and the look and feel of the user interface.

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