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Survey of Webmail Interfaces

Survey of Webmail Interfaces

This is a survey of existing mail to web interfaces. It started as the ISP SPIN needed to implement such a system and had a market research done. Its initial version was done by Ruben Unteregger. All further updates were done by Tomas Pospisek. The page is occassionaly being updated especially upon peoples’ requests, but is not being maintained very actively any more. Your feedback is very appreciated. There’s a webmail evaluation at University of Pennsylvania.

acmemail 2.1.9

AeroMail 2.41

AtDot-1.8.1

  • www.atdot.org
  • shows sender, subject and size
  • mime attachements are shown mime-encoded in the email-body
  • on big emails CPU-usage 90-98%
  • doesn’t test if listed emails are still valid (not deleted by another email client) before deleting or forwarding
  • emails are being saved localy when geting index (can be easily changed by replacing RETR by TOP for cuicpop)

At Mail 1.5

  • webbasedemail.com
  • specialised for mail via WAP
  • includes sign-up for accounts
  • supports SMS
  • POP3 SQl and mbox
  • supports MIME
  • cutomizable look
  • LDAP
  • unknown licence, probably proprietary
  • not tested

Coconut Webmail Pro 1.1.1

  • www.coconutsoftware.com
  • nested folders
  • aliases
  • filters
  • footers
  • mail forwarding
  • easy to install
  • uses 95% cpu on large attachments
  • users need to register in a sperate database before getting access to a pop3 server
  • no imap support
  • commercial

CWMail

DMail-Web

  • www.netwinsite.com/dmailweb/
  • shows sender, subject and size
  • mime attachements are shown mime-encoded in the email-body
  • maximal size of emails can be defined
  • on big emails CPU-usage 90-98%
  • doesn’t test if listed emails are still valid (not deleted by another email client) before deleting or forwarding
  • emails are being saved localy when geting index
  • 485$

foodora

IMP 2.2.0

  • horde.org/imp/
  • IMAP and POP3 support
  • MIME support (send and recieve)
  • LDAP search support
  • hard to configure ?
  • very actively developped
  • free

jwma 0.9

mailman-2.0

  • www.endymion.com/products/mailman/
  • supports some MIME, HTML-MIME
  • template based
  • $250, $400 professional
  • not tested
  • I’ve got the following report: “mailman kills memory and cpu on big email and will give internal server errors for attachments”

mailreader

MailSpinner

MUMail 1.2.5

NeoMail 1.20

  • neomail.sourceforge.net
  • inline image display
  • sending/recieving attachements
  • multiple folders support
  • configurable limits
  • address book
  • seting of user preferences possible
  • Perl based
  • free
  • not tested

NOCC 0.9.1

  • nocc.sourceforge.net
  • POP, IMAP, SMTP
  • MIME
  • inline HTML display
  • customizable look
  • multilanguage
  • PHP based
  • free
  • not tested

PIMP 4.1

  • IMAP
  • optional cookies, no Java or Javascript, no frames, massive scalability
  • supports sending attachements
  • adressbook
  • GPL
  • not tested

popper 1.42

Postaci 1.1.0

  • www.trlinux.com/
  • addressbook, notebook, bookmarks
  • save/move/delete
  • MIME
  • POP3/IMAP
  • GPL
  • not tested

Postman

  • ftp.uv.es/pub/unix/postman/postman.html
  • addressbook, bookmarks, user preferences, search mail
  • optional cookied
  • HTML only (no Java/script)
  • MIME send and recieve
  • IMAP, multiple folders support, no reconnections (keeps connection open)
  • written in C++
  • GPL
  • not tested

Spmail 1.1b2

  • sourceforge.net/projects/spmail
  • multiple accounts
  • filtering
  • address book
  • dowloading attachements
  • searching mails
  • based on mysql
  • can run under Mod_Perl
  • GPL
  • not tested

ThorMail 0.9.7

TWIG 2.4.0

  • twig.screwdriver.net
  • IMAP/POP3
  • written in PHP3
  • contact management, simple scheduling, usenet groups, todo manager, bookmarks
  • information sharing with other users
  • free
  • not tested

W3Mail 1.0.0

  • http://w3mail.sourceforge.net
  • POP3
  • send and recieve MIME attachments
  • adressbook
  • web based configuration editor
  • easy installation
  • commercial version $199, personal free
  • not tested

WWW-Mail

  • www.vejrum.dk/www-mail/
  • doesn’t show size of emails
  • shows sender and subject
  • support for MIME in attachements
  • one can send mail without loging in (spaming…)
  • doesn’t show size of emails
  • on big emails CPU-usage 90-98%
  • doesn’t test if listed emails are still valid (not deleted by another email client) before deleting or forwarding
  • doesn’t download emails, but leaves them on the popserver
  • free for non-profit use, $200 for commercial users