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e9f8ea4e 1SquirrelMail
5f17159c 4NOTE: Converting 1.0 trunk to a 1.0 branch.
e9f8ea4e 6Introduction:
2b996daf 8SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4. It
9includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all
10pages render in pure HTML 4.0 (with no Javascript) for maximum compatibility
11across browsers. It has very few requirements and is very easy to configure
12and install. SquirrelMail has a all the functionality you would want from an
13email client, including strong MIME support, address books, and folder
16Why did you guys create SquirrelMail? The need arose in our organization
17for the access of email and address books from anywhere in the world.
18Obviously a web interface is ideal for this, given that the user has access
19to the Internet. After reviewing several open source projects, we realized
20that we were going to need to do some fairly major customizations to get
21things to be a nice fit for our needs. So the decision was made to create
22our own for some of these reasons, and for fun (we really like PHP4). We
23decided to open source the project to contribute to the community that has
24contributed so much to us. Since then, it has grown much bigger than we
25ever imagined, and we have an awesome development team who are actively
26working on the project.
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28We would love to hear from you! The nature of open source projects make it
29hard to know who all is using your product. It is always nice when we get
30emails from people just telling us that they're using SquirrelMail. If you
2b996daf 31have a few minutes, please send us an email to let us know! You can send it
32to our mailing list:
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24fc5dd2 34You can also go to the page below and fill out a small form to get listed
74a7d5b0 35with the list of people already using SquirrelMail (free advertising).
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e9f8ea4e 39Contact:
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e9f8ea4e 41It is pretty easy to get in contact with the developers if you need help or
42if you find bugs that need to be reported. The best way to contact us would
2b996daf 43be through our mailing list which is actively monitored. Just send an email
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48If you wish to actually subscribe to our mailing list, please visit our web
49page for instructions ( and go to the section
50titled "Mailing List".
2b996daf 54For detailed instructions on how to install SquirrelMail on your server,
55please refer to the INSTALL document in the same directory as this document.
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2b996daf 59This product is distributed under the GPL. Please read through the file
60COPYING for more information about our license.