Webmail Frontend to mailboxes.

Peter Risdon peter at circlesquared.com
Fri Jan 7 01:41:18 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 09:59 +0100, Colin J. Raven wrote:
> On Jan 6 at 21:41, Ted Mittelstaedt launched this into the bitstream:
> > Use IMP.  Of course, some people pooh-pooh it saying it's hard
> > to setup.  However, IMP is one of those programs that is worth
> > the effort, as if you install the entire suite of programs you
> > have a very powerful front end mail system.
> >
> > IMP is what we use and if you want my notes from the last installation
> > your welcome to them.
> >
> Like others, I'd heard of the installation difficulties you made 
> reference to. I'm at something of a crossroads moment right now as it 
> relates to webmail, so this thread is well timed. I *was* gonna simply 
> install Squirrelmail since I know it and use it elsewhere. Now perhaps 
> is the time to look at an alternative. I'd welcome your IMP installation 
> notes!
> I *gather* (not in front of a FreeBSD box at this moment) that IMP is 
> *not* in ports, otherwise (surely) installation wouldn't be *that* 
> complex? Configging maybe, but install-wise ports 'apps just; "slide 
> right in there" - usually :-)

I'm baffled by all this. IMP is easy to install and set up. It is in the
ports tree, together with several other useful horde components:

>From /usr/ports/www/horde2/pkg-descr:

Horde is used by these ports: mail/imp3, mail/turba, devel/chora,
deskutils/kronolith, deskutils/nag, www/jonah, net/nic, devel/whups,
and deskutils/mnemo

Horde applications have an intuitive folder structure, clearly
identified config files and, the dozen or so times I've had to set this
up, it's always just worked first time.


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