[K12OSN] OT - webmail recommendations?

Rob Owens rowens at ptd.net
Wed Feb 4 16:58:18 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 10:24:37AM -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Joseph Bishay wrote:
> >Hello People-who's-opinion-I-value-far-more-than-random-Google-results,
> >
> >I'm trying to set up an email server on a spare box I have.  It is a
> >pentium 4 so it should do the job.  I've got CentOS 5.2 on it and it's
> >connected to a big enough pipe to be able to handle our email needs.
> >I'm just not sure which of the following webmail applications I should
> >install on it. The requirements are that maybe only 10-15 people will
> >have email accounts, and the volume of email will not be high for most
> >of them.  My priority is ease of use -- these users are going to be
> >moving from hotmail/gmail to a domain-specific email address (as well
> >as ease of use for setup and administration for myself).
> >
> >The webmail packages I have seen online are:
> >
> >1) Squirrelmail (http://www.squirrelmail.org/)
> >2) Horde IMP (http://www.horde.org/imp/)
> >3) Roundcube (http://roundcube.net/)
> >4) Neomail (http://sourceforge.net/projects/neomail/)
> >5) Hastymail (http://hastymail.sourceforge.net/)
> >6) V-webmail (http://v-webmail.sourceforge.net/)
> >
> >Now it would be nice (but not remotely crucial) if the webmail program
> >allowed access via a smartphone/PDA.  I suppose I could just do it via
> >the smartphone's IMAP...
> >
> >Anyone have any good/bad experiences with any of the above?
> If you really want ease-of-administration, look at the free SME server 
> distribution from http://www.contribs.org.   You'll have to reinstall, 
> but everything will come up working out of the box and it will still be 
> mostly centos code under the covers. It will include pop and imap email 
> plus the hoard webmail interface plus a lot of other stuff that you may 
> or may not care about - all managed with a simple web interface.
I tried out the latest SME Server a few days ago, and I was pretty impressed by the ease of setup and the features it provided.  I suggest you at least give it a look.


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