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  1. #1
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    Hivemail capabilities

    Has anyone used Hivemail and have it exceed 100,000 + email accounts? Any input would be nice
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  2. #2
    I don't think HiveMail can ever handle 100,000 users.

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    Do you thinK Squirrel Mail can do it?
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    i'd be more apt to think squirrelmail could handle it considering the probs hivemail has had in the past (according to some older posts anyhow). another WHT'er put me on to this site where you can buy nice skins for squirellmail:
    http://nutsmail.com/

    HTH, yug

  5. #5
    If you need just a webmail, never go with HiveMail, it is more than just a webmail.

    Squirrel Mail or any other web mail works better as it won't have to process emails, they just show emails processes by email server like qmail, exim, etc... In the case of HiveMail, all mails are served to a PHP script, then it have to read the mail and handle the mail storage.

    For reliable mail servers, better go for qmail based mail server with any webmail.

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    I'm looking for a webmail script and offer it to the public.
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    I would suggest you to go for any webmail script - simple pop3 mail reader script will do, you can add more feature over time.

    Now you need email server, go for qmail with vpopmail. Then with vqregister, your visitors can signup for pop3 mail accounts.

    This setup is some thing like big mail providers are using. They have extream modified version of qmail, webmail and signup script.

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    Hivemail has recently gone down hill, their forums and support forums are not visited very often and even the option to purchase has been restricted in that you can only pay via Check or money order.

    I've been looking for a system I can offer to my site members that will allow them to create their own accounts read,send etc usual old stuff.

    However, I'm still looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mackers8923
    Hivemail has recently gone down hill, their forums and support forums are not visited very often and even the option to purchase has been restricted in that you can only pay via Check or money order.

    I've been looking for a system I can offer to my site members that will allow them to create their own accounts read,send etc usual old stuff.

    However, I'm still looking!
    You may want to look into http://socketmail.com/site/home/. They have some pretty good reviews on their forum, so I would do some research on them.

    If you are serious about offering free webmail and have some $,$$$ to put behind it, you may also want to check out http://atmail.com.

    Best of luck!
    - Compu

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    Socketmail, i don't think it will be much different from HiveMail. Both use PHP program to process emails. That is your email server accept all emails (spam and directory attack) and PHP script have to process each emails and store in MySQL or File System.

    In real mail server, if recipient is not available in the server, it will be rejected in inital SMTP process itself.

    atmail is very costly. It seems that too use same catch all processing, instead of PHP, it use Perl. Since it is very costly, those who buy it are ready to invest good amount on server too :-)

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    Given the $2700 price tag for ATMail, looks very promising for a automated signup / email server / webmail solution.
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  12. #12
    I have checked some version of AtMail, that use same technology as HiveMail, that is pipe from real mail server, which do catch-all, to a perl script, that process all emails.

    Do not know if it will be different if we get atmail email server. Or it is just a paid replacement for free mail serves like exim, qmail, sendmail, etc...

    If HiveMail increase price to $2700, only few will buy it and those who buy will able to spend $500 per month on hosting it. Many of HiveMail installations run on shared server. So i think HiveMail and AtMail are almost same.

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    Atmail claim to have their own email server package. If you click on their clients page, there is a list of clientele and Hostway utilizes their multi cpu/server module. Check it out. I like Hivemail but it the company went passive.
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  14. #14
    mail-server is powered by the Exim SMTP server and Courier for POP3/IMAP support.
    This seems real mail server integration as they offer pop3 access. If they are not using catch all, it will be able to handle large number of users.

    It will work like any other exim mail server. You get atmail webmail + account creation and management programs. Exim support MySQL based virtual users.

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    Socketmail is abetter choice. (IMHO).
    It has a spam-mail guard, that blocks unwanted mail and send the sender a verification image email to confirm they send the socketmail user an email then delivers the mail.

    Socketmail works on php (lite edition) like Hivemail. But uses a pipe system to deliver mail quick and easy. It also features email n file sharing between email users of same domain. Also features WAP/GPRS addon.

    Socketmail Pro is like a webmail + pop3 and smtp support. Meanign you can keep acopy of the mail in your webmail and get a copy in outlook express. Also features WAP/GPRS addon. Integrates with EXIM (cpanel servers) or Qmail or other Email servers - meaning its pretty much the same as squirrerl n stuff...(in the integration way) which means u can have ur emails scarnned vby CLAMAV or any other integrated antivirus filter + the antispam filters you install with your email system (MTA).

    As for Hivemail ...used them, been there, left there...HIvemail is a mini socketmail...which is good too Its got nice customizable skins which is pretty cool BUT the last hivemail udpate was over a year ago and its almost a dead going service (actually i think it is dead)...

    Socketmails last update was 4 days ago and they make new updates every 4 months ..

    ATMAIL..dont know them so wont comment on them.

    This is my suggestion

    1. Socketmail Pro
    2. Socketmail Lite
    3. Hivemail
    4. Atmail (since i dont know it at all)
    5. SquirrelMail with coding module integration to provide outside signups (required Squirrel Customization) a bit costly too

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