I was all up and set for buying Hivemail today due to its commercial features as i am interested in trying the waters of Paid email hosting + Free email hosting.
HiveMail looked the best choice for what i was intending to do.
After reading through the Hivemail forums, i was looking for specific information on whether it provided a POP Email daemon to use along with webmail... it doesnt.. but its planned.. But looking at how many users are complaining about the length of time to get 1.3 out... I dont see a pop daemon coming any time soon.
I found a user mentioning socketmail.. wow
Its got everything right down to a tee of what i need, Im about to flash the cash on Socketmail but can anyone give me a good comparison between the 2 of them? And experienced with either of them, also such like support/bugs/Adding features with customer demands.. etc. etc.
It really depends, we are all still waiting on this new version to come out. If it’s anything they have promised and said it would be, I think it will be great. If not, Socketmail is the way to go 100%.
I know that Chen is an excellent guy and does a great job on the bug tracker. As far as the forum people with HiveMail, its just sad :-(
To really break it down:
Hivemail: Very “nice looking” but MANY bugs!
Socketmail: It actually works right!
I believe SocketMail is the best choice. They are also throwing in the WAP module free at the moment. Their new skin is nice,kinda like gmail or yahoo, but nice. Now they have mail compression, mydocument and also 'tags' which is like gmail label.