[Pdx-pm] Webmail solutions

Joe Oppegaard joe at radiojoe.org
Tue Oct 18 09:15:33 PDT 2005

On Tue, 18 Oct 2005 at 7:37am -0700, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:

> This will be a duplicate for many of you.  Sorry.  My fingers on the
> mouse clicked faster than my mind and I sent this to PLUG.  So now to
> the _correct_ list.
> A few months ( or years ) ago I asked about "perl" coded solutions for
> several common tasks.  I can't remember if it was here or PLUG.  I'm out
> again this time looking for a webmail solution that is coded in Perl.
> I've only found two that come close to nailing our needs.
> Acmemail/sparkle is one but it hasn't seen any changes on sourceforge in
> 3-1/2 years.  The listed lead developer/programmer doesn't even make any
> reference to it on his personal site.  My guess is it is dead project.
> The other is CaMail.  A little newer but the last release was a little
> over two years ago -- v 0.2.1 I think.  CaMail also has the advantages
> of working with IMAP and SMTP servers on other systems and ... the
> interface is done using Template-toolkit -- a big plus to me.
> Is anyone familiar enough with either of these so say if I should put
> effort into installing and ( possibly internally ) maintaining them?  Or
> if there are other webmail solutions I didn't find via google.com or cpan?

I'm surprised you didn't come across openwebmail. [1] It is actively 
developed, fairly popular, and quite nice. I've been running one install 
of it for multiple domain names for a few years now at least and it has 
always worked great.

[1] http://openwebmail.org/

-Joe Oppegaard

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