[ILUG] Interesting webmail clients
philb at vodafone.ie
Fri Aug 8 23:18:28 IST 2008
I seem to remember a thread on ILUG discussing the merits of various
webmail clients but I can't find it. I've been looking at this myself
and thought I'd throw in my findings.
Atmail, who have been in the business for years, have released an open
source version of their webmail client under the Apache license. It's
written in PHP with a nice Ajax-y UI. So far it runs very nicely and
speaking as someone who threw in the towel when trying to get IMP to
work, it's fairly easy to configure.
The website for it is here:
Prior to finding atmail, I also looked at Claros Intouch 2.1
(http://www.claros.org/web/showProduct.do?id=1). This also has a very
nice UI (I think it uses YUI) and is released under GPL but I stopped
using it for two reasons:
1. There is no way to specify the sender address, a deal breaker for me
2. It crashed occasionally and required a restart of Tomcat (yes it's
written in Java).
2 may be easily solved, I didn't spend time on it because of 1 but the
UI is slightly nicer (IMO) than Atmail so you it's worth a look.
Hope this helps,
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