Webmail Frontend to mailboxes.
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
> 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:
Horde is used by these ports: mail/imp3, mail/turba, devel/chora,
deskutils/kronolith, deskutils/nag, www/jonah, net/nic, devel/whups,
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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