[FoRK] Web access to my IMAP mail server

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Sat Mar 6 23:20:03 PST 2004

Get Squirrelmail, http://www.squirrelmail.org
Pull the current CVS version and run with a newer Apache and PHP4.

I just installed it today, have it running with Imap/SSL on the backend, and
created a tweaked version that works pretty well on my PalmOS 5 Handsprint
Treo 600 Blazer complete with frames.

Squirrelmail is easy to install.  I played with a raw Horde/IMP install about
a year ago and it took far too much time at that point.  If you have a working
Apache/PHP and an Imap server, Squirrelmail shouldn't take more than a few
minutes to install, not including playing with the configuration for a while
to tweak it.

swilliams at hpti.com http://www.hpti.com Per: sdw at lig.net http://sdw.st
Stephen D. Williams 703-724-0118W 703-995-0407Fax 20147-4622 AIM: sdw

On Fri, March 5, 2004 4:02 am, Chris Olds said:
> On Thu, 4 Mar 2004, Elias Sinderson wrote:
>> Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
>> > [...] You should just get geekmail.  :)
>> > Barring that option, try HORDE/IMP.
>> Ah yes, geekmail... but can I yank out the hot swap disks and vigorously
>> smash them with an obscenely large magnet when the feds are at my front
>> door? You see, there's something very satisfying about having your own
>> server(s) in your own crawlspace...  :-)
> Amen to that!
>> So, SquirrelMail and HORDE/IMP were both been mentioned, but I have yet
>> to see a good comparison of their respective features. BTW, is this it,
>> or are they simply the frontrunners in this area? I can't seem to find
>> much more on the web, but I'll readily admit to not digging very deeply.
>> If no such thing exists, I'll probably set them both up and write up the
>> comparison myself...
> I'd like to see that; if you hadn't specified IMAP, I'd have suggested
> OpenWebmail; it's packaged in Debian, so it'd be trivial for you to
> install. I use it for my kids email accounts (and for myself, when I'm not
> at home), but it expects to be able to get to your mbox and manage your
> mail folders. My initial reason for choosing it was that it's the only
> webmail program I could find that's NOT in php (it's in Perl); subsequent
> use has made me a very satisfied user.
> 	/cco
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