Accessing GPS Email Via Webmail Service

Overview

GPS users can now access their email securely, from anywhere in the world, using a computer with a web browser connected to the Internet:

https://webmail.gps.caltech.edu

 

Detail

If you want to use GPS Webmail exclusively, using no other email programs, you may do so now without problem. If you want to use GPS Webmail in conjunction with other email programs, please see the notes below.

If you use both GPS Webmail and a desktop POP protocol program like Eudora, Outlook, or Netscape Mail to read your GPS email, please note that your POP client will not be able to see folders you create with GPS Webmail, nor will GPS Webmail see folders stored locally on your own computer.

If you use both GPS Webmail and a desktop IMAP protocol program like Eudora, Outlook, or Netscape Mail to read your GPS email, mail folders stored on our IMAP server will be visible both with your IMAP client and with the GPS Webmail system.

If you use both GPS Webmail and an IMAP-compatible UNIX mail program like pine or mutt, you should be able to easily copy your stored mail folders in your home directory to the IMAP folders stored on the server. You will then be able to access those stored folders both via your UNIX mail reader and via GPS Webmail.

If you use an older UNIX mail program which is not IMAP-compatible, we encourage you to try out mutt or pine. You will be unable to take advantage of the GPS Webmail service if you want to continue to use non-IMAP-compatible UNIX mail programs.