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>> I've been looking for a Web based E-mail package and found
> Neomail (Brilliant program)
>> I just wanted to know if anyone has any other suggestions for
> a good Web based E-mail client.
Somewhat of a hobby of mine, keeping an eye on the web-based mailers. Here's a
PHP Web-Based Email Clients
Out of all of these, IMP is the only one I would recommend, and only then if you
have a lot of time and patience to set it up. However, it *may* be available as
a set of RPM's now, so it might be worth looking into. Be warned that it relies
heavily on client-side scripting.
The one that I use at the moment - and the cross-browser compatibility nuts will
love this one - isn't listed at all for some reason. It's called Twig, and I
love it. Definitely worth a look, at http://twig.screwdriver.net.
C/C++ Web-Based Email Clients
Most are commercial unfortunately, but one to note is DMailWeb, and it's sibling
CWMail. I used CWMail for quite a while, and found it one of the best. However
the lack of source code - and so the restrictions on customisation - can be a
pain. It's still template-based though, and you can do a hell of a lot with it.
Perl Web-Based Email Clients:
Few to note here, but again the best ones are commercial.
Endymion MailMan is an excellent app - another of the best - but they've
seriously obfuscated the source code, so making changes is a pain. It can also
be quite slow, but I think mod_perl should cure that. I notice that the makers
of MailMan have also created a Java-based app - Sake - but I haven't tried it.
If it's as good as MailMan, it's worth a look.
Both Alias-Mail and EMUmail look good, but you can't get a trial version of
Alias-Mail, and the trial version of EMUmail comes loaded with their banners.
Both have reg scripts though - Alias-Mail for DB-driven (flat-files I *think*),
and EMUmail for actual accounts. At-Dot *was* good, but development died a long
time ago, so it's probably not even worth a look anymore.
Also, a bit of advice - if you're looking at lots of users, and you don't have a
serious machine to handle it, outsource. There's a few freebie operators out
there - Everyone.net and BigMailBox are two of the better known ones - and
there's a good number of commercial operators too.
One day you'll see my web-based mailer up there too, only mine will be MySQL
based, c/w sign-up scripts. All I need now is an email RFC nut... :)
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