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e9f8ea4e 1SquirrelMail
2http://www.squirrelmail.org
3
4Introduction:
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6SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4. It includes
7built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all pages render
8in pure HTML 4.0 (with no Javascript) for maximum compatibility across
9browsers. It has very few requirements and is very easy to configure and
10install. SquirrelMail has a all the functionality you would want from an email
11client, including strong MIME support, address books, and folder manipulation.
12
13Why did you guys create SquirrelMail? The need arose in our organization for
14the access of email and address books from anywhere in the world. Obviously
15a web interface is ideal for this, given that the user has access to the
16Internet. After reviewing several open source projects, we realized that
17we were going to need to do some fairly major customizations to get things
18to be a nice fit for our needs. So the decision was made to create our
19own for some of these reasons, and for fun (we really like PHP4). We
20decided to open source the project to contribute to the community that has
21contributed so much to us. Since then, it has grown much bigger than we ever
22imagined, and we have an awesome development team who are actively working
23on the project.
24
25We would love to hear from you! The nature of open source projects make it
26hard to know who all is using your product. It is always nice when we get
27emails from people just telling us that they're using SquirrelMail. If you
28have a few minutes, please send us an email to let us know! You can send
29it to our mailing list: squirrelmail-list@sourceforge.net
30
24fc5dd2 31You can also go to the page below and fill out a small form to get listed
32with the list of people already using SquirrelMail.
33
34 http://www.squirrelmail.org/index.php3?page=16
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e9f8ea4e 36Contact:
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e9f8ea4e 38It is pretty easy to get in contact with the developers if you need help or
39if you find bugs that need to be reported. The best way to contact us would
40be through our mailing list which is actively monitored. Just send an
41email to:
42
43 squirrelmail-list@sourceforge.net
44
45If you wish to actually subscribe to our mailing list, please visit our web
46page for instructions (http://www.squirrelmail.org) and go to the section
47titled "Mailing List".
48
49Installation:
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51 For detailed instructions on how to install SquirrelMail on your server,
52 please refer to the INSTALL document in the same directory as this document.
53
54Licensing:
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56 This product is distributed under the GPL. Please read through the file
57 COPYING for more information about our license.