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  1. #1
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    Webmail software

    I am looking into starting a free webmail site and started looking around webmail server software. I came accross alot of paid programs for Windows but I am really looking for a Linux solution. Something with auto-signup(users choose between multiple types of accounts...paid or free), a nice interface and something that will handle a good number of users without slowdowns/crashes. My budget is pretty limited so something cheap(or free) is what I am looking for.

    Thanks for all your expert advice.

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    Some popular open source projects:

    http://horde.org/
    http://squirrelmail.org/

    anyone else got any others to add to the list

    good luck friend
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    I can think of two scripts off the top of my head:

    1. http://www.hivemail.com - good software (I have first hand experience with it, but you may want to view their forums first).

    2. http://www.socketmail.com/home/ - seems a little more robust, although I have no experience with this script.

    Kevin

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    I use http://www.hivemail.com for webmail at http://linuxcult.com .. we have given it to over 4K users .. database is almost 1GB .. working great
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    can you implement hivemail to CPANEL?

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    Apparatus - I would go with HiveMail.

    shraz - Yes it can be implemented into cPanel.

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    Thanks for you suggestions. I went to the HiveMail website this morning and I will definately check it out later tonight when I get back from work.

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    also check phpmail.com

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    Ok, I decided to go with HiveMail. How powerful a server should I use? How much bandwidth? HD space/speed?

    Thanks again.

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    its on your aspecting users and site traffic.

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    Originally posted by eglim
    its on your aspecting users and site traffic.
    Lets say around 1k users, each with a 10meg account

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    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.

    Try it at http://www.socketmaildemo.com. Socketmail site is at http://www.socketmail.com

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    I use Squirrelmail and made a connection with PLESK, so if my customer configures a POP3 Box in PLESK he/she kan use these details to login to Squirrelmail aswell.
    best regards,
    Berrie Pelser - Ber|Art Visual Design
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    SocketMail is currently the best webmail program. I would choose them. Plus there forums are pretty cool and they tend to listen to suggestions. Hope this helps.

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