[K12OSN] OT - webmail recommendations?

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Wed Feb 4 16:05:34 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 04 February 2009 10:59 am, 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?
> Thank you
> Joseph
> P.S. One last thing I'm thinking about is using the built-in email
> client that OpenGoo has (http://www.opengoo.org/) but I'm not sure if
> it's suppose to be ready for prime-time yet.

We've used OpenWebmail in our shop for the last three or four years.  It works 
extremely well, and is easy on the end user.


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