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which webmail client

Post by percepts » 2013-04-27 01:55

Just installed roundcube and seems to work OK. I'm just wondering if the rest of the usual candiatates are any better and if so why? I was going to go for squirrelmail because it doesn't need a database but the install instructions looked a bit of a mess.

So have I made the right choice or is there anything better that doesn't require a database?

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Re: which webmail client

Post by mattg » 2013-04-27 07:12

I find NASmail very stable, with some nice hMailserver specific add-ons

Dzekas lists his title as developer of NASmail.

It is Squirrelmail offshoot.
Just 'cause I link to a page and say little else doesn't mean I am not being nice.
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Re: which webmail client

Post by percepts » 2013-04-27 15:11

I'm running PHP 5.3 and nasmail throws a lot of deprecated function messages for ereg and eregi. I could fix em but not sure what else I would find. It doesn't seem to have been updated for 30 months so I'm not sure it is being developed anymore. I think I'll pass on that one.
I'll see how we go with roundcube for now. It does have a pleasant(ish) gui.

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Re: which webmail client

Post by dzekas » 2013-04-27 17:42

percepts wrote:I'm running PHP 5.3 and nasmail throws a lot of deprecated function messages for ereg and eregi. I could fix em but not sure what else I would find. It doesn't seem to have been updated for 30 months so I'm not sure it is being developed anymore. I think I'll pass on that one.
I'll see how we go with roundcube for now. It does have a pleasant(ish) gui.
ereg was supposed to be removed in php 6. same php which died in painful death after not being delivered and not listening to complains from developers. it is possible that I lost my will of coding, but NaSMail still works for me and I would consider it most definite version of SquirrelMail 1.4 given that it is controlled by person with more commits in SquirrelMail tree than anybody else after years of not committing anything.

Complain about PHP's deprecated notices .... Problems with PHP 5.4 would be more valid excuse.

Try contributing after you work 8 hours strait and your contributions are robed by other open sourcers.

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Post by percepts » 2013-04-27 18:26

My apologies, I wasn't having a dig but having seen that development had stopped I concluded either thats so that it remains compatible with older version of php or it has actually ground to a halt. It's quite easy to make most php backward compatible by just not using new features of recent versions.
I thought about making the mods to make it 5.3 compatible but the thought was only fleeting.

Having now played about with roundcube for a couple of hours I now think I would like a webmail program that can access all domains and accounts in those domains without having to log out and log back in again for each account. An administrators control front end as it were. So far I haven't found one. If NasMail can do that then I would consider making it 5.3 compatible.

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Post by percepts » 2013-04-27 21:14

dzekas wrote:Try contributing after you work 8 hours strait and your contributions are robed by other open sourcers.
I thought that was the whole point of open source :?

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Re: which webmail client

Post by dzekas » 2013-04-27 22:01

percepts wrote:
dzekas wrote:Try contributing after you work 8 hours strait and your contributions are robed by other open sourcers.
I thought that was the whole point of open source :?
For me it was about leaving something after me. It was not about being insulted after contributing to Gnome. It was not about dealing with people who ask money for doing something what is already done.

I was not working 8 hours strait 10 years ago. I was only soho admin. Now I do.

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Re: which webmail client

Post by percepts » 2013-04-30 16:12

seems Afterlogic Webmail Pro has ability to switch between mail accounts without logging off and back in which is what I'm looking for. But it ain't free. I don't think the free Lite version does that.

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Post by dzekas » 2013-04-30 18:40

percepts wrote:seems Afterlogic Webmail Pro has ability to switch between mail accounts without logging off and back in which is what I'm looking for. But it ain't free. I don't think the free Lite version does that.
Turn on cookieless authentication in NaSMail. If you are looking for ability to run webmail without logging off, you need webmail which works without cookies or is able to track multiple accounts within one session.

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Re: which webmail client

Post by AdrianK_IT » 2013-05-08 22:45

I am running AfterLogic Webmail Lite 5.09, and it is possible to be simultaneously logged in with different accounts.
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Post by percepts » 2013-05-09 00:52

in one window?

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Post by percepts » 2013-05-09 01:30

current lite version is 6.5.1

apparently your older version does allow it

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Post by AdrianK_IT » 2013-05-09 09:21

If I want to access separate accounts simultaneously, I use separate tebs.

LOL - why is it that so often an 'upgrade' removes the very feature that attracted you to software in the first place!
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Re: which webmail client

Post by percepts » 2013-05-09 12:43

they haven't actually removed it, they moved it to the paid for (pro) version.

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