FOSS Web Mail - What do you use?

Jesse Stay jesse at thestays.org
Wed Nov 29 10:58:41 MST 2006


This seems to be a very common topic on PLUG/SLLUG.  There are some
great solutions in the archives on this.  See my comments in the
archives on Zimbra.

Jesse

On 11/29/06, Ryan Simpkins <plug at ryansimpkins.com> wrote:
> With the recent announcement of Novell dropping Hula it got me thinking in a
> round-about way: What am I missing in the FOSS web mail world? Currently I'm using
> SquirrelMail. I don't *hate* SquirrelMail, but I don't *love* it either. It is
> certainly sufficient to handle the 3000 e-mails or so I get a month. However, I'm
> wondering what else might be out there.
>
> What do you use for your webmail solution?
>
> Here is what I get from SquirrelMail that I like. I don't need it all, and could
> live without a few options:
>
> - RPMs available for quick installation and upgrading.
> - IMAP integrated.
> - Large number of extensions or modules.
> - Server side spell checking.
> - Default sort type for all folders, but remembers individual settings.
> -  Includes a thread sort type that sorts mailing lists nicely.
> - Message highlighting (changes color on messages from certain addresses).
> - Lots of options to customize the layout and UI (change header field location, tab
> orders, etc., etc.).
> - Works with Linux Opera & Firefox.
>
> What I don't like:
> - It's a bit harsh on the eyes.
> - My current setup uses frames that I have to refresh separately.
> - It is difficult for some of my users to use (too complex).
> - HTML based e-mail is more of a hack than really usable. Some of my users live on
> HTML e-mail so they have mostly given up using my system.
> - Compose window doesn't auto-re-size.
>
> "Killer" or Must Have features would be:
> - More intuitive server side e-mail checking.
> - HTML editor options (similar to gmail).
> - Auto draft saving.
> - Must work with Opera.
> - Must support IMAP.
>
> Any ideas?
> -Ryan
>
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