WebMail 0.7.10 review

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WebMail is a www-frontend to IMAP/POP3 mailboxes

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Sebastian Schaffert
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WebMail is a www-frontend to IMAP/POP3 mailboxes. You can compare it to the systems Hotmail, YahooMail etc use.

Here are some key features of "WebMail":
gives a user complete access to his POP3 or IMAP mailboxes via an easy-to-use web interface
neither Java nor Javascript on the Clientside
runs as Java Servlet (and Servlet 2.2 WebApp)
pluggable services (IMAP, POP3, ...) through the Java Mail API
configurable look'n'feel through templates
user configurable mailboxes: each folder may be on a different IMAP host
sophisticated folder support
support for multiple languages
MIME support: images, html- and textfiles are shown via the webbrowser (configurable), all other files may be downloaded with a click
fancy mail formatting: link highlighting, umlaut conversion, "smiley-substitution"
Very fast compared to CGI scripts
Modular concept with plugin support
Easy administration (webinterface) and installation

Java 1.1.6 or better - seethe Java Section on Java issues
About 20 megs of RAM (minimum) plus additional 80 megs on high load servers (these are just recommendations, WebMail will run on any Java-capable server; if you have less than 32 MB RAM, you should try to adjust the settings in the startup script called webmail.sh/webmail.bat)
Using a JIT ("just in time compiler") is greatly recommended! The Solaris and Windows JDKs from Sun use a JIT by default (sunwjit). On Linux, the Sun/Blackdown JDK uses a JIT, however it is not very fast, so you could profit from using a JIT like tya. The IBM Linux JDK 1.1.8 comes with a very fast JIT (actually the fastest Java platform available)

What's New in This Release:
bugfix: usersetup of classic theme did not display properly in some configurations
bugfix: adding attachments threw an exception if the name could not be parsed
bugfix: attachments got corrupted. Changed file upload to use O'Reilly's servlet
helper package (COS).
added Hungarian translation (Deim 'ago' Agoston)

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