POP email and some sort of Web Client to get mail.

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Dear Experts,

We want to setup some sort of POP3 bases email server and a client by which we can access our mails. Our platform is Linux 8.

Waiting for your replies.

Regards,
Shirjeel.
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Commented:
If you have RedHat 8, there is a POP3 function included. If you are using a GUI (e.g. KDE) you can use the Services
function to enable a POP3 server. The users need to be on the system. You'll also need to run Postfix or Sendmail.

A POP3 client is included in Mozilla, and there are others, too, in the distribution.

/RID
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If you want some form of web client, the easiest one to install is a free one calle Null Webmail (http://nullwebmail.sourceforge.net/webmail/). Basically, it is one cgi file and that's it....and it's free (5 secs to install). If you have POP3 access (included in RH8), then it'll work.

A possible replacement for the RH POP3 daemon which I use is called XMail (http://www.xmailserver.org/)

After that you've got time to look at some of the other options available, some that cost significant amounts of money.

Personally, my favourite is Squirrelmail (http://www.squirrelmail.org/)- loads of features, but takes a fair bit of time to get configured. Also it uses IMAP, so you need to either go for installing and configuring Courier (inc with RH), or you could go for DBMail (http://www.dbmail.org) which I use.

All the bits I've mentioned are free/GPL'd or some similar licence arrangement. (My system is RH7.3+Xmail+DBMail+Squirrelmail) - If you'd like to look at a demo account, then email me, and I'll create one for you to have a play with  - see if you like it - support AT cb DOT ws - Might help with our decision?

If you have a budget for this, then I'd be delighted to offer you some other alternatives.
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Big plus about using XMail is that the users DO NOT have to be on your system, and that keeps the email nice and seperate from everything elsse:)

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Thanks pjedmond,

For a very nice guidence. We are using SquirrelMail. But i think it doesnot support POP3. If i can use it with POP3 then pls mail me a good link so that i can see the documentation. I am seeing the options you sent me.

Regards,
Shirjeel.

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