[Dovecot] First time Dovecot user, really impressed so far. What is best IMAP enabled webmail package to go with Dovecot?
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Tue Jan 5 08:32:27 EET 2010
On Mon, 04 Jan 2010 23:44:19 -0600, Stan Hoeppner <stan at hardwarefreak.com>
>> I like Horde (extendability) and Roundcube (speed), and would recommend
>> using imapproxy for either webmail system. It helps speed things up.
> I've looked a little at both now and am still reading. One thing I
> is that I'm seeing requirements a SQL server. That adds unnecessary
> to the system and I'd rather avoid it if possible. IIRC, one of the
> reasons I
> chose Squirrelmail a few years ago was that it's requirements were
> simple, and that it didn't require a database backend for anything.
If this is more than a hobby system, then you'll need to account for
address books and personal settings for your users - at the least. That
means some sort of backend database. Horde/IMP used to be the kick-ass OSS
kid on the block, but they seem to have lost their way the last couple
years by trying to accommodate too many insignificant feature requests and
stubbornly shying aware from a full fledged "enterprise" solution. The app
has become bloated, it's GUI half-assed, and usability is less than
intuitive for end users (IMHO of course). Roundcube on the other hand,
started out anorexic. But with the recent release of 0.3 they introduced
an extensible plugin framework to allow you to customize as little or as
much as you like. After a recent migration from IMP to Roundcube, my
thousands of [non-power] users agree, it's much easier to use than
Horde/IMP and gets the job done. It's also not as MySQL intensive as
Horde, though yes, it requires a DB backend.
Personally - and I know this may get me killed - I never liked
Squirrelmail. I would rather have used Pine. I used Horde/IMP as a
webmail client for nearly a decade [has it been that long?!] until I found
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