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nemhsIT 07-29-2005 09:40 AM

Best Webmail?
 
I'm currently running Slackware 10.0 with sendmail. I use pop3 and smtp with outlook for email.

I would like to add webmail to check mail from outside the network and still be able to use outlook inside the network.

What would be my best choice for webmail and once added would I have to change my current configuration?

I have read several of the other threads on here but want to get a good idea what my best opions are and hopefully the least changes to the current system. I do however want a good webmail programs so thats why I put this to all of you.

Thanks for the help!!

killerbob 07-29-2005 09:46 AM

Your best bet would actually be to switch over to IMAP instead of POP3. The only thing to worry about would be having enough disk space on the server.

That said, there's a bunch of webmails out there. I use IlohaMail, (http://www.ilohamail.org/) and don't have any complaints. Squirrelmail (http://www.squirrelmail.org/) is also very popular.

nemhsIT 07-29-2005 09:49 AM

Webmail
 
If I do change to IMAP will the mail have to move to a different location, need refresher on IMAP. Also I can setup a mailbox limit correct?

Thanks again!

ralvy 07-29-2005 09:50 AM

I've been using Fastmail for years and love it. It will allow you access it via POP3 or IMAP email clients. It can also be set up to pull mail from all your individual POP3 accounts, so they all show up in a single location.

www.fastmail.fm

phil.d.g 07-29-2005 10:08 AM

With IMAP all the mail stays on the server, whereas pop3, as I'm sure you know, all the mail is downloaded to the users personal computer, the problem with this is when a user comes to use the webmail they will not be able to access their already seen mail because it isn't on the server, its on their own computer - they will be able to see new mails not yet downloaded.

I personally favour squirrelmail over IlohaMail, I haven't tried any other webmail apps so can't comment on them

nemhsIT 07-29-2005 10:13 AM

Webmail
 
I know the difference between them, I am just unsure if the location of the mail would have to change if I went to IMAP. I have read in some threads that different webmail programs can require diffent mail locations other then the current location via sendmail. Thanks,

killerbob 07-29-2005 10:15 AM

Re: Webmail
 
Quote:

Originally posted by nemhsIT
If I do change to IMAP will the mail have to move to a different location, need refresher on IMAP. Also I can setup a mailbox limit correct?

Thanks again!

Yes. By setting up a hard limit on the account's quota, you can set up a mailbox limit. The inbox is usually stored in the mail queue with UW-IMAPd (by far the easiest to set up), so that's a separate limit. Then just set the system to send the user an e-mail when they're approaching their limit so they know to clean up.

nemhsIT 07-29-2005 10:25 AM

Webmail
 
Thanks for all the answers to my questions...

I have one more question...

If I setup IMAP, will I have a problem with any one retriveing any pop3 mail left behing after the change over? My guess is no, but you know what they say... A stupid question is the one that wasn't asked!

Thanks again for all the help from all of you!

killerbob 07-29-2005 10:37 AM

Re: Webmail
 
Quote:

Originally posted by nemhsIT
Thanks for all the answers to my questions...

I have one more question...

If I setup IMAP, will I have a problem with any one retriveing any pop3 mail left behing after the change over? My guess is no, but you know what they say... A stupid question is the one that wasn't asked!

Thanks again for all the help from all of you!

IMAP and POP3 use the same mail queue. If you switch over to IMAP, and you're concerned about your users filling up your hard drive with their mail, just don't tell 'em you've got IMAP set up. As far as they're concerned, nothing will have changed, but you will be able to keep your mail server-side and access it through webmail.

davidsrsb 07-29-2005 11:31 AM

I run courier-imap which has both pop3 and imap servers.
For webmail I use squirrelmail ( which has just gone to 1.4.5 )
These are all using maildirs under /home/username
For MTA I use postfix.

Squirrelmail does not look as "pretty" as some of its rivals, but fancy graphics on the webpage has a performance cost

ralvy 07-29-2005 11:37 AM

Re: Webmail
 
Quote:

Originally posted by nemhsIT
If I setup IMAP, will I have a problem with any one retriveing any pop3 mail left behing after the change over?
If you use Fastmail (www.fastmail.fm), it will let you use IMAP, but it will also let you configure it to grab all the mail you have in your other POP3 accounts and place them in your IMAP folders if you wish. It will fetch your POP3 email for you at designated intervals (every so many hours, etc.). So this way, you just setup your email client access your Fastmail server with IMAP and be done with it.


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