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My company is thinking of buying a web-based email software. It should have all the common functions like what Hotmail provides. I'd like to know what are the good choices out there in the market.

BTW, besides the standard features, we need the email software to be as custimizable as possible, because we will need to integrate the email service with our other services.

Any comments is highly appreciated!
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Forgot to mention that our platform is UNIX. (Sun Solaris or Linux) We have Oracle database server.
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Ok, webmail can be a picky thing depending on the look and feel you are looking for.  Two I recommend which will run on Linux for sure, and possibly solaris is the following.  I will list you off some of there features, and extras.

1. SPMAIL (www.smallpig.net)POP3 soluton
 - Uses DBI interface for easy integration to Oracle, SQL, etc for storage of address books, accounts, etc.

 - Uses cookies, to recognize re-occuring people, they can also ask to have it turned off.

 - Allows users to create mail folders, and move mail around between them.  Keeps track of sent, and deleted items.

 - Allows users to have the webmail interface check mail for them, while they are not logged in.

 - Allows complete address book, which easy searching, member profile sharing.

 - Attachment support

 - ** Best feature, once a "profile/account" is created, the user can specify other pop servers / account to check mail on and sort, just like hotmail does.

- support for themes, and easy dynamic look changes.

- tons, and tons more features.

 - All code is in Perl for your own customization, and believe it or not, the program is free.
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2. IMP (www.horde.org)IMAP solution

This program is also nice, but will require a PHP3/4 based server running.

 - Spell checker
 - MS word document viewer
 - Mail folder creation (sorting, etc)
 - Supports, frames, no frames, etc.
 - Supports Oracle, SQL, LDAP for addressbook storage, etc.
 - Attachment support

Thats really about it.  I think you will really like SPMAIL, it also ties into a nice forum package they offer to allow discussion's between user profiles, etc.  They have a demo to view I believe as well on there website.

Jeremy...


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Thanks, jeremyk. That's really informative.
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