that Socketmail Pro is now functional. Well with some effort form our programmer we now have Socketmail pro fully functional.
Now in testing, since it has a lto of features. So far pop3 using outlook etc is working fine, after a modification to speed it up. Also checking external pop3's with the webmail side of it works a treat.
So far tested with 2 domains on it. Since it can handle domain mail for other sites not on the server.
So looking pretty good. Will report back on this once we have really tested it. Also going to run through skinnning it to see how easy or hard it is to modify.
I have to admit that I almost lost faith However, looks like it is paying off.
Updates, and a proper review once its been fully tested.
Socketmail Pro is awesome, I know that their competitor, HiveMail, is trying to mimic them in having a POP3 plugin but you have to apy for that functionality. HiveMail also has more bugs than an apartment in Queens. You made a good decision to go with SocketMail!
OK well an older thread, but I had promised to update this regards Socketmail Pro.
Now we still have not used it commercially. Our new site is just getting on it's feet. However, I do now need an urgent implimentation on our Tolkien site as it's about to launch a new Gold subscription package inc email.
Socketmail is still not fully functional. It works, but even with the latest patch there are small bugs, like sent mail folder does not fill up etc.
Really very frustrating program. It took one tech hired from here, my own programmer and a servint's techs to get the thing working at all. Every update they don't just patch the bugs but add some new feature that is buggy. Finally my programmer actually got it working and speeded it up for them by optimising some of the code.
This program need one stable version where everything works. It is powerful for the price, but it is really still in development I think.
I would not recommend it unless you really know a lot about setting up this sort of thing and are willing to work out the bugs. I think if they said this is quite tricky to install, but what galled me was it said easy to setup and install. I am not linux expert by any stretch, but I know how to install PHP scripts, forums, etc. But this is different. When I first installed it on my own via it's web install I was then told by staff " ah you should not have used the web install". Well I mean bugger me backwards then why have one!
Like I say it is not a bad program and in a different league to Hivemail in terms of functionality, not really comparible in fact. But at the end of the day if it does not work perfectly then it is worth zero.
We find ourselves a bit stuck in the middle, I don't want to pay out $2000 for @mail just yet, but I need something like it.
We have run tests on Socketmail for 2 months and mostly everything does work. But if you are charging people you cannot have no sent items and other minor bugs. We might try it on wotr since users there will be more forgiving.
We will probably start a small user group testing it this week and I will post the feedback.