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Re: Open WebMail Project

On Jan 28, 2008, at 7:44 AM, Account for Debian group mail wrote:

Has anyone tried the Open WebMail Project located at:
http://openwebmail.org/ ?

I used it on my personal server for a while. It had a reasonable user interface, and no glaring bugs that I ran into. Attachment handling was decent as well. The only reason I stopped using it is it got so I had an IMAP client on every machine I used, so I no longer needed it.

This looks OK from what I have seen on the
surface but it does use CGI's instead of PHP which I think PHP's would be
a better choice.

I think it's a Perl CGI. I don't think there's any major reason PHP would be better, unless you're planning on modifying the code and are more comfortable with PHP.

One of the things I'm looking for is the ability to work with large mail

It's pretty efficient, but does slow down as the mailboxes get bigger -- like all programs that support flat mbox mail files. If you want good performance with really big mailboxes, you need to use something that uses a database or maildir format.

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