FOSS Web Mail - What do you use?

Joseph Hall joseph at
Wed Nov 29 12:08:55 MST 2006

I agree with Ryan, especially in that not having to configure each
client machine I try to access my mail from is nice.

On 11/29/06, Ryan Simpkins <plug at> wrote:
> I can't speak for everyone, but here is why I like running my own web mail:
> - I have multiple systems I check mail from. My mail is always in sync and I never
> have to wait for a client to sync folders.
> - No messages stored locally means a lesser chance someone can access them
> accidently or on purpose.
> - I do not have to configure multiple clients each time I add a new system I check
> mail from.
> - My preferences are stored on the server, so it always remembers how I like things.
> - I am pretty mobile. I can check my e-mail anywhere with a browser.
> - All of my e-mail and settings are stored on the server, wich makes it really easy
> to back up.
> - I do not have to allow additional ports access to the server. IMAP only allows
> localhost connections on my server.
> - I can use Apache to lock down access to my web mail, allowing only certain people
> to even see the login screen.
> - In the case I need to upgrade to gain features or fix bugs I only need to upgrade
> one location.
> Well, those are just a few. :)
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