[K12OSN] Web Based Email

The Prof joseph.bishay at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 17:29:05 UTC 2005


I'd like to also state that we use Horde.org,  and with the newest
version, they really have made the look-n-feel excellent, with many
additional  options available.


On 6/11/05, Brian Chivers <brian at portsmouth-college.ac.uk> wrote:
> Sudev Barar wrote:
> >On Fri, 2005-06-10 at 15:58 -0400, John Warf wrote:
> >
> >
> >>We are currently looking at going away from POP3 email to a web based
> >>solution.  Anyone have any good suggestions for a server program that
> >>is free or low cost.  Below are things that I would love to have
> >>included.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >After seeing all the replies my $0.02 worth....
> >
> >Already included in the k12 is squirrelmail / webmail. On the K12 server
> >we enabled apache, dovecot, sendmail and configured fetchmail to collect
> >mail from our internet mail server as well as from individual users POP
> >accounts (if they wish). Users are able to use evolution / kmail as
> >independent mail clients or firefox / mozilla as webmail client. All
> >this is running with load level rarely going high and slowing down the
> >services.
> >
> >I am using the same server (CPU=AMD64 Mem=2GB Drive=2xSCSIxRAID1
> >NIC=100Mbps) to serve 35~30 concurrent terminals for office applications
> >as well as mail / intranet (although very minimal) service. Earlier we
> >had a single CPU Intel2.8Mhz on 865 mother board for the same location
> >but with more than 25 users on line it started going slow.
> >
> >Food for thought?
> >
> >
> Have a look at www.horde.org with there IMP webmail system. We currently
> use it and it's really good. Saying that we are moving away this year
> and starting to use a system based on OpenWebmail, the reason you might
> ask, one word "Webdisks". This gives student & staff the ability to
> upload & download files from there home dir actually from home all
> through a nice https enviroment cutting down the risks.
> Brian
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