Free web mail

Posted on 1999-11-28
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Can anyone give me some insights, books or web sites that teach/explain how to create a web-mail site using Linux, and other technologies? Thanks!
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I don't know of any books or websites on the subject, but I could tell you the basic way to do it. You setup sendmail to send messages(Sendmail does not need smtp sever,and can also recive I belive) then you have a web site with apache for login and sending email. You use cgi script to send recive ctc. All this would be a big job to setup, and you will need a pretty good computer to hanlde all this.

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Sorry, I want to have some practical instructions. I also know to use sendmail and apache (email and web system). But, what else? How to dynamically set up a new email account? And so on..?
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www.horde.org checkout the CVS tree for IMP, also got an active developer mailinglist.

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I'd actually advise that you cheat instead. For my web site I use the free email setup at www.everyone.net which means that people can sign up for free email @atari.cx . I used to use www.bigmailbox.com but didn't like them too much.
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