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Old 03-15-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
wad4ever
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Which web-accessible email software?


I'm kind of new to the Linux world, but I've been called a "clued newbie" before.

Last weekend I installed and set up OPEN SUSE 10 on an old Pentium II box that my kids have been using for playing games. I got it hooked up with dyndns.com so it's got a domain name. I installed apache2 on it, and moved one of my websites over to it. Working great! (see for yourself: frankfrazetta.org) I'm using virtual hosts on it, in preparation for transferring my other website over there too.

But, before I can sever the connection with my old host providor, I need EMAIL! Many members of my family and extended family use my other website (wadhome.org) for their email needs. The host provides a nice, friendly webmail interface, so they don't need to POP their messages off, stuff like that.

Is there a Linux product out there that does this sort of thing? Preferably installable via yast? Manages address books, allows users to create folders and sort their mail, etc? Are there several? What do you guys recommend?

SUSE installed postfix by default, but I'm hazy on how this all works. I have yet to start messing with it. I have yet to get to that chapter in my Linux book. But I don't think postfix provides the web interface I'm looking for, but if I add one, how will it interact with it?

Thanks for the help! And by the way, I'm LOVING this linux thing. Gonna put a wiki for my family history on wadhome.org once I have it set up on my own server. All kinds of options now.

--- Eric
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:42 PM   #2
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squirrel mail http://www.squirrelmail.org
horde http://www.horde.org
neomail http://neocodesolutions.com/software/neomail/
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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Wow, that was fast! I'll check into those. By the way, which do you prefer, and why?
 
Old 03-15-2006, 10:58 PM   #4
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I have no particular preference. The service that hosts my sites lets me use any of those. I use squirrel mail usually just because I am more familiar with it, but I can't say it is the best one. On my own servers, I run postfix and generally just use Webmin when I want to hit any of the mailboxes.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 09:41 PM   #5
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Hi! Your question is very timely. I have a similar question but I need an addressbook that is more "robust" than any of the three you suggested. It also has to be able to import/export so that I can sync with my ppc and desktop. Horde will import/export but has a very limited selection of fields. Are there any other suggestions? I have heard that there are addressbook programs out that that will work in conjunction with the e-mail programs. Is this true?

It would also be very wonderful if the system had filters so that the computer would automatically put e-mails into folders according to prearranged rules.

Last edited by pengyou; 04-16-2006 at 09:42 PM.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 07:29 PM   #6
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I'm a fan of RoundCube webmail - it's still Beta (heck, what isn't?), but its very featureful, great interface and by far the easiest webmail to install.

http://www.roundcube.net/
 
Old 04-19-2006, 01:02 AM   #7
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Thanks...close but no cigar. I lead a very mobile life. Even though I tote around either a pda or notebook pc I would like to be able to hop onto a friend's computer in Seattle, or San Francisco or Beijing and have access to my e-mail addresses -it is always my backup, which is something that I have needed from time to time. Basically what I am asking for is my own private version of Yahoo, with a great number of fields and the ability to import and export. I have been disappointed with yahoo's addressbooks in the past - have lost some addresses with them. I have heard that some e-mail programs will allow you to change addressbooks. Is this true? I really like Horde but found it does not have enough fields for me. Can I modify this?

Last edited by pengyou; 04-19-2006 at 01:11 AM.
 
Old 05-17-2006, 08:17 AM   #8
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Does any of these package integrate with KDE ? i.e. get the addresses from kontact ? and use kde mail files ?

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Old 08-22-2006, 02:07 PM   #9
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help with squirrel

Hello
I need some help with squirrel...
There's an email account I'd like to access via webmail.
This account is from my provider, and I usually access it using an email client. I'd like to use webmail sometimes.
I've installed squirrel, but I see it needs an imap server; the mail server I'm trying to access is POP3 instead.
I searched the documentation, but I cannot understand how should I do it.
Any hint?

Thank you
 
Old 08-22-2006, 04:22 PM   #10
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I have installed courier-imap as a server for squirrel to rely upon.
Now I guess I should tell courier-imap:
"Mr. Server, please go fetch my mail at 'pop.whatever.com', port 110, as user 'guldo', password 'rtfm', leaving the mail there. And what's more, let this user authenticate at the squirrel login."
How can I?
I can't understand this from courier-imap documentation...

Thanks

Last edited by guldo; 08-22-2006 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 08-23-2006, 07:19 AM   #11
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I found this on courier-imap documentation:
Quote:
The proxy feature uses the "account options" feature of the Courier Authentication Library, specifically an option called "mailhost". Account option configuration process depends on the authentication module.
But I don't understand which authentication should I use...
Should I replicate locally the users database, in order to match the remote authentication parameters? It doesn't sound that good...
 
Old 08-23-2006, 04:33 PM   #12
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Do you think I'd better try anything else to access mail via http?
 
Old 08-24-2006, 08:35 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pengyou
Hi! Your question is very timely. I have a similar question but I need an addressbook that is more "robust" than any of the three you suggested.
Squirrelmail has a very good address book plugin that allows you to import addresses from a comma-delimited text file. You can also have shared address books via a MySQL database. I can recall also seeing the option to include groups.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 04:41 PM   #14
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Now I see I have to use "fetchmail" to get the remote mail, then "procmail" to filter it into the user dirs.
This works fine.
Now I have my mail saved locally, so next step is configuring authentication in courier-imap; but I can't really figure it out...
Any hint?

Thanks
 
Old 08-26-2006, 09:13 AM   #15
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The situation now is:
Quote:
# authtest guldo
Authentication succeeded.

Authenticated: guldo (system username: guldo)
Home Directory: /home/guldo
Maildir: (none)
[...]
# tail /etc/courier/imapd
# The default setting is going to be NO, so you'll have to manually flip
# it to yes.

IMAPDSTART=YES

##NAME: MAILDIRPATH:0
#
# MAILDIRPATH - directory name of the maildir directory.
#
MAILDIRPATH=/home/guldo/Mail
where I've tried "MAILDIRPATH=$HOME/Mail", too.
Could this be the reason why I can't login?
Could it be due to "Maildir: (none)"?
How can I fix it?

Thanks
 
  


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