W3MAIL - fast and small web-mail client 1.0 review

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W3MAIL - fast and small web-mail client written in PHP5

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: True Audio Software
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W3MAIL - fast and small web-mail client written in PHP5. It provides easy webmail access to IMAP accounts and has very few requirements to install.

Here are some key features of "W3MAIL fast and small web mail client":
multi-language support
simple contacts manager
MIME attachments
displays HTML messages

W3MAIL supports leading open-source database engines:




User Interface:


OS: Linux, Unix, Windows all
WWW Server: Apache 1.3 or better
PHP: The latest version PHP with the IMAP extensions
MySQL or PostgreSQL database engine


1. Obtaining and installing W3MAIL

First fetch the W3MAIL sources, and put them into a web-accessible location, default - /home/httpd/sites/webmail.

2. Setting up IMAP

Three open-source IMAP servers are available now: University of Washington (UW), Cyrus IMAP, and Courier IMAP. Setting up procedure depends a lot on the server your choose. See the documentation that comes with your server to install it. We strongly recommend you to use the UW IMAP server.

3. Installing and configuring Apache web-server

Install the Apache web-server and lastest version of PHP. Then go into your web-server configuration and make the following changes to execute W3MAIL:

Alias /mail /home/httpd/sites/webmail/

< Directory "/home/httpd/sites/webmail/" >
Options ExecCGI
AllowOverride all
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
< /Directory >

If your web-server does not already have PHP you must configure it to work with PHP. You can find PHP at http://www.php.net. See the documentation that comes with PHP for instructions how to set it up.

4. Enable the PHP IMAP extensions

You must also enabled the IMAP extensions in PHP to use this program. First make sure that the extensions are compiled acording to the PHP documents. Then, open you php.ini file and find a line (if you compiled the extensions as a seperate module) that reades ;extension=imap.so or ;extension=php_imap.dll if you are running your webserwer under Windows, and remove the ";" from in front of the line. Then restart your web-server if necessary.

5. Configuration

Go into your php.ini file and find a setting called "File Uploads". Then find the file_uploads parameter and set it to On. Here to define the maximum allowed size for uploaded files also. Restart your web-server if necessary and browse to http://www.example.com/mail/ (where www.example.com is your server name) to continue your installation.

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