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Is anyone aware of an OWA look alike that will run on AIX?
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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I'm not sure I understand, OWA runs in a web browser, you want to know which web browser you can run on AIX so you can access OWA? Firefox should do just fine in that case.
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by:carlmd
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No, I am looking a browser based email solution similar to OWA, that runs on AIX.
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by:Wasim Akram Shaik
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Yes, there is a similar solution one of its kind,

refer this link for more details

http://aix4admins.blogspot.in/2012/09/hmc-and-ibm-power7-systems-install-hmc.html
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by:carlmd
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wasimibm:

The link refers to installing a p7 system with HMC. Nothing to do with browser based email.
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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I'm thinking of Lotus Notes (web client), or AtMail. Do you want an open source (free) solution or is there a budget?
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by:carlmd
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It can be purchased, but do not want to change from using sendmail. Prefer to stay away from Lotus/Domino solution. Preferably a third party solution that is a "drop in" like java or perl that will work directly via the web server.
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by:gheist
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Do you want a webmail client only or full mail server that sends and receives mails?
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by:carlmd
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Just a browser based client to work with sendmail as the server.

We have one now, but it is old (10 years) and clunkey to use.
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by:gheist
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Sendmail does not serve mailboxes to users. You need some pop3/imap server like dovecot, and probably replace sendmail with postfix to not have all users as system users.
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by:carlmd
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We currently use pop3 and imap servers that are supplied with AIX. Don't need or want anything else on top of that.

We have all the pieces in place, just want a new web based email client that looks like OWA.
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by:gheist
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"that looks like owa"
Rip images from particular OWA version and make a skin and apply to roundcube or squirrelmail.
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I was hoping to not have to do something like that by looking for a web client that already has those features. Thats why I posted the question, to see if anyone was aware of such.
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by:gheist
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Come on, microsoft graphics "like OWA" are copyright
Both webmail clients run on apache+php
You can look for some groupware suite if you prefer java
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I get it, but before I go through the trouble of doing this myself, I wanted to explore the options regarding a "packaged" solution. Like I said, we have one now that is old and no longer supported on AIX. Thought their might be something else available.
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by:gheist
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Roundcube you just unzip into php-enabled apache directory, it needs some minor tweaks like default imap server and you are all set.
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by:carlmd
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Not the answer I hoped for, but I guess there is nothing out there that will do what I want out of the box.

Will probably use of the above suggested solutions and modify as needed.

thanks...
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It could happen that some webmail suite defaults to localhost and work out of the box
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