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Whats is the best webmail?

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed 30 Jan 2008

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Squirrelmail  <-> 44% 290 votes
Roundcube  <-> 24% 163 votes
Horde  <-> 14% 94 votes
Overlook  <-> 0% 4 votes
Other  <-> 15% 102 votes
Total 658 votes

 

 

 

Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by fvanniere (88.177.xx.xx) on Thu 31 Jan 2008 at 09:00
Very difficult question. We are using a themed version of squirrelmail (Voxthemes) for shared hosting. Roundcube is too much limited, Hord is too much complicated.

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (203.206.xx.xx) on Thu 31 Jan 2008 at 09:54
zimbra.

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (194.158.xx.xx) on Thu 31 Jan 2008 at 14:12
IlohaMail.. tough its discontinued up to my knowledge

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by simonw (84.45.xx.xx) on Fri 8 Feb 2008 at 06:48
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Ilohamail was small, and tidy, but when you started using it in anger it showed its limits.

Squirrelmail is much more robust in comparison.

But I haven't looked at all the rest. Zimbra looks good, but seems to run like a dog every time I tried it.

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by dkg (66.108.xx.xx) on Thu 31 Jan 2008 at 18:33
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I didn't vote because i hate webmail. Give me a real MUA with solid domain-specific knowledge any day.

That said, it's probably worth considering posterity if you're looking at available webmail options. The Edgewall folks seem to generally know their stuff.

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (83.10.xx.xx) on Fri 1 Feb 2008 at 17:12
OpenWebMail

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (87.219.xx.xx) on Fri 1 Feb 2008 at 23:35
Gmail

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (193.226.xx.xx) on Mon 4 Feb 2008 at 16:18
Zimbra!!!

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (195.250.xx.xx) on Wed 13 Feb 2008 at 11:57
Have you ever tried scalix?

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by ajt (85.211.xx.xx) on Mon 4 Feb 2008 at 21:53
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I don't like web mail, it's too limited and never seems to work right, SSH/Mutt is a much better option.

However, when I'm stranded somewhere primitive or restricted I'll use Google's GMail service. I don't think it's perfect, far from it, but it is probably the best of a bad bunch.

I'm always tempted to write me own web mail service but then I decide it's too much effort for something I rarely use.

--
"It's Not Magic, It's Work"
Adam

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by jmontano (190.67.xx.xx) on Mon 4 Feb 2008 at 21:56
never heard of Overlook webmail

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by maddler (62.13.xx.xx) on Fri 8 Feb 2008 at 11:17
Squirrelmail: GUI could be better, but it works nicely in shared environments. Tons of plugins and feature are available. Well done system and user configuration.

Roundcube: great interface, but kinda limited from my point of view.

Horde: too complicated if you only need a webmail. Also H3 framework eats resources.

Overlook: not mantained anymore. It was basically Squirrelmail with an improved gui. Not mantained.

What I'd love to see: a web mail with Roundcube look ad Squirrelmail functionalities! :D

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by endecotp (86.6.xx.xx) on Fri 8 Feb 2008 at 14:37
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May I advocate my own creation? Decimail Webmail:

http://decimail.org/webmail/

There's an online demo that you can try. Send a test message to webmaildemo at decimail.org and then visit http://decimail.org/webmail/demo.html

In essence, it's an IMAP mail client written in Javascript. It wraps up the IMAP in HTTP to talk to the server, where a small proxy unwraps the HTTP and sends the IMAP to your IMAP server. It uses the same trick as Anyterm to get updates from the server when new mail arrives without polling. (I wrote an IMAP server too, but this webmail should work with any. The demo actually uses Dovecot.)

Pros: GPL. Good interactive performance because many operations don't need to talk to the server, and when the server is contacted the data transferred is minimal. Great support :-)

Cons: Doesn't work with Internet Explorer. Has a few bugs. Not as pretty as some webmails. Few users :-(

Feedback welcome.

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (216.254.xx.xx) on Sat 9 Feb 2008 at 23:06
Gmail / Google docs / Team edition. Spam filtering awesome and admin-free; the GUI is great; you get cal/trix/writely++, too; etc., etc.

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by maddler (217.133.xx.xx) on Sun 10 Feb 2008 at 21:43
what about privacy? ;)
Also I think poll's scope was on "installable" webmails

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (87.210.xx.xx) on Sun 10 Feb 2008 at 02:22
I'm stil using ilohamail.

Works fine with dovecot-imapd.

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (207.47.xx.xx) on Mon 11 Feb 2008 at 05:46
I guess I don't know $hit because I use Gmail. "Squirrelmail"? "Roundcube"? Never even heard of em!

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (87.96.xx.xx) on Fri 15 Feb 2008 at 18:51
I would say OpenWebmail also.. sweet stuff

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (162.39.xx.xx) on Fri 15 Feb 2008 at 21:34
OpenWebmail has limitations but has worked great for us for years.

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Re: Whats is the best webmail?
Posted by Anonymous (81.173.xx.xx) on Sat 16 Feb 2008 at 11:16
Mutt with Anyterm or Ajaxterm my preferred webmail. ;)

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