web mail interface program.

Ken Ebling ken at idealinter.net
Tue Jun 28 05:43:59 GMT 2005

On Jun 27, 2005, at 9:02 PM, Gary Kline wrote:

>     People,
>     As an experiment I build squirrelmail on my laptop which is
>     on my internal net.  I chose sendmail; but the ./configure
>     section also required that I use IMAP.  Everything went well
>     until I tried to login.  No joy.  I admit that I'm pretty
>     clueless re POP3 or IMAP.  Can anybody help me?
>     If I install  squirrelmail on my primary server would I be
>     rid of IMAP? Or is there a better mail program with a web
>     interface.
>     thanks for a flashlight:-)
>     gary
>     PS:  I have evolution working on another internal server;
>          if only it had vi for replies, Life would be perfect....
> --  
>    Gary Kline     kline at thought.org   www.thought.org     Public  
> service Unix
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I recently went through setting up a FreeBSD 5.4 mail server using  
postfix for smtp w/sasl (and maildrop as the lda), courier for secure  
pop/imap, squirrelmail for webmail and dspam for spam filtering.

It took a few attempts to make dspam work properly, but I'm very  
pleased with the setup.

In regards to you questions, you will have to install an imap server  
to use squirrelmail.  I prefer courier-imap because it's pretty easy  
to setup and the courier-authlib port lets me setup md5, ssl, etc.  

The only catch with courier-imap is that it will not read mail from  
mbox mailboxes (/var/spool/mail).  You have to be using Maildir  
mailboxes, which I'm not sure sendmail will do natively.  I know you  
can use Sendmail -> Procmail -> Maildir though.

Figure out which approach works best for you, and I can probably help  
you with the implementation.

Ken Ebling

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