See the URLs below for another set of documentation
Instructions for Making a Local Folder into a Remote Message Folder
With ExecMail Simeon, simply drag the local folder icon to the UTORmail
post office icon. If you wish to move a subset of messages in a local folder to a remote folder: first create the remote folder if it doesn't already exist, then select the messages in the local folder to be moved, then drag the selected messages to the remote folder icon.
With Netscape Messenger 4.5 drag the local folder icon to the "mailboxNN.utcc.utoronto.ca" icon. Do the same with Netscape 4.05, but first select the "Message Center" view in the "Communicator"pulldown. If you wish to move a subset of messages in a local folder to a remote folder: first create the remote folder if it doesn't already exist, then select the messages in the local folder to be moved, then drag the selected messages to the remote folder icon.
With Microsoft Outlook Express dragging folders to move them isn't supported. Instead create a new folder at the UTORmail post office, select some or all the messages in the old folder, and copy them to the newly created UTORmail post office folder.
Warning: depending on the aggregate size of the messages in the local folder being moved to the post office and the speed of the Internet connection, the above can take a while to complete.
Simeon and Messenger 4.5 allow configuring your "sentmail" and "drafts" folders so they are remotely stored at the UTORmail post office (e.g. with your "drafts" folder remote you can start composing a message while at the office, finish working on at home, and then send it.) Messenger 4.05 and Outlook Express do not.
Instructions for making an Address Book Remote
ExecMail Simeon address books can be local (stored on the personalcomputer and hence not accessible elsewhere) or remote (stored at the UTORmail post office and hence accessible from multiple locations e.g. office and home). In the "Address Book Organizer" (opened by clicking the "Addr" icon), a local address book is represented by an icon with a floppy disk in its background, whereas a remote address book has no floppy in its icon. Users can create more address books; with the "Address Book Organizer" window open and in front, after selecting "new" a dialog prompts for "local machine" versus "remote server". Address books stored remotely can be shared; for example, a working group or department can create one or more shared address books. (To create a shared remote address book see http://www.utoronto.ca/ns/simeon/shared.html.)
Using Simeon, to move entries from a local address book to a remote one: first select one or more entries (using the "shift key" to select a range of entries), then drag to the icon of a remote address book. Dragging a whole address book to move it isn't permitted.
Netscape Messenger 4.5 also supports remote address books, but it is a new implementation that wasn't ready for deployment when it was tested. Messenger 4.05 and Microsoft Outlook Express do not support remote address books.