RE: Web-based e-mail system?
> >> I currently use a fetchmail / procmail / mbox / mutt e-mail setup,
> >> with ssmtp (properly linked through `sendmail` of course) for
> >> sending. I would really like to have a web mail system set
> up so that
> >> I can at least read, if not send, e-mail from my website as well.
> >> Does anyone know of a package that can put mbox mail on
> the web? It
> >> sounds kind of silly, given the inefficiency of mbox, so I'm not
> >> holding high hopes, but if anyone has info. about it, that'd be
> >> great.
> > I was using mbox at first, but eventually bit the bullet
> and switched
> > to
> > maildir. I'm using courier-imap and squirrelmail, and am
> very happy
> > with it. I also use mutt when I'm logged into the console, and
> > sometimes Mozilla mail from my Windows box through IMAP.
> > Procmail will deliver to maildir just fine, so there's no reason to
> > stick with mbox. (I used mutt to move my messages from my
> mbox files to
> > maildir, via the IMAP server). If you need more details
> about setting
> > any of it up, just ask.
> > If you really want to stick with your mbox files, I think
> uw-imap will
> > handle them, but I don't recommend it (it's SLOW). I
> started with that
> > and squirrelmail.
> Slow for how many users?
> How slow is slow?
> I've played with SquirrelMail/IMAP for a few weeks and for a
> few users
> it's been just fine. Looking at the logs I do see that it's
> re-connecting to the server with each page change (as is
> expected unless
> it could have some sort of IMAP proxy.)
> I was just wondering what your experiance with SLOW was so I could be
> aware of potential future issues.
You could consider the imapproxy available on the Horde website. I have
been using it for nearly a year with no problems.
another one is www.imapproxy.org, but I have no experience of this.