web-based email for IMAP/POP3

Marco Obaid marco at MUW.EDU
Sat May 24 21:58:10 IST 2003

I have been using IMP (http://www.horde.org) for 3 years now and my thousands of
users are extremely happy with it. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
and University of Pennsylvania did an extensive study on all the available
OpenSource packages that are out there and they both selected IMP. There is a
link somewhere on the Horde's website if you want to read it.

We use it with PHP, MySql backend along with sendmail and UW-IMAP. I say that it
is a great project. The documentation could be better. But, persoanlly, I have
not found a solid competitor that can scale to large users as good as IMP.

Also, take a look at Squirrelmail (http://www.squirrelmail.org), which I find
extremely simple to install and run.


Quoting Darren Hampton <dhampton at behemothits.co.uk>:

> Hi Jeff,
> I'd put forward the suggestion that IMP, which is part of the Horde
> framework
> and suite of applications, is possibly the most complete webmail package you
> could use. It needs PHP rather than Perl as you've mentioned you have but I
> think that if you try IMP you'll find it's the best.
> I've seen it used all over the place, but organisations that spring
> instantly
> to mind are Pipex Internet and the University of Southampton. I use it at
> home
> with uw-imap and openldap without any problems.
> Best regards,
> Darren Hampton.
> ---
> Darren J. Hampton B.Sc. - djh4 at soton.ac.uk
> Information Systems Officer
> Social Statistics Research Centre, University of Southampton
> http://www.ssrc.soton.ac.uk/
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: MailScanner mailing list
> > [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Jeff A. Earickson
> > Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 8:56 PM
> > Subject: OT: web-based email for IMAP/POP3
> >
> >
> > Gang,
> >
> >    Can anybody recommend open-source software to give me a
> > web interface to IMAP and/or POP3 email?  My setup is
> > Solaris, sendmail, UW IMAP, qualcomm popper, perl, Apache,
> > and (of course) mailscanner. Any clear favorites for
> > web-based email out there?
> >
> > --- Jeff Earickson
> >

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