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Linux Journal: You Can Get There from Here, Part 1 (the SquirrelMail Web Mail Package)

Sep 02, 2001, 00:03 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"You've got lots of information out there on that server of yours. It's information you need to get to, and that is what this series will be about--getting to your information. After all, it is yours. Still, how many of you have a separate Hotmail account for those times when you are on the road and can't get to your e-mail?

That's just nuts, man!

It's for these people that Squirrelmail was written. Billed as "Webmail for Nuts", this is an e-mail package you need to check out. Squirrelmail is written in PHP with full IMAP support. It is themeable, customizable, includes an address book, supports MIME and more. Best of all, it is distributed free of charge under the GPL. You can get Squirrelmail www.squirrelmail.org/.

In order to use Squirrelmail, you will need your handy dandy Apache web server, in addition to PHP4 available on your web server. If you don't already have PHP4, pay a little visit to www.php.net for your copy. You also need to be running IMAP. The IMAP server is part of the IMAP package (imagine), which happens to be the same package as your POP3 server. So, if you are already picking up mail with POP3, odds are pretty good the package is already installed."

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