[squirrelmail.git] / README
e9f8ea4e 1SquirrelMail
2b996daf 6SquirrelMail is a standards-based webmail package written in PHP4. It
7includes built-in pure PHP support for the IMAP and SMTP protocols, and all
8pages render in pure HTML 4.0 (with no Javascript) for maximum compatibility
9across browsers. It has very few requirements and is very easy to configure
10and install. SquirrelMail has a all the functionality you would want from an
11email client, including strong MIME support, address books, and folder
14Why did you guys create SquirrelMail? The need arose in our organization
15for the access of email and address books from anywhere in the world.
16Obviously a web interface is ideal for this, given that the user has access
17to the Internet. After reviewing several open source projects, we realized
18that we were going to need to do some fairly major customizations to get
19things to be a nice fit for our needs. So the decision was made to create
20our own for some of these reasons, and for fun (we really like PHP4). We
21decided to open source the project to contribute to the community that has
22contributed so much to us. Since then, it has grown much bigger than we
23ever imagined, and we have an awesome development team who are actively
24working on the project.
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26We would love to hear from you! The nature of open source projects make it
27hard to know who all is using your product. It is always nice when we get
28emails from people just telling us that they're using SquirrelMail. If you
2b996daf 29have a few minutes, please send us an email to let us know! You can send it
30to our mailing list: squirrelmail-list@sourceforge.net
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24fc5dd2 32You can also go to the page below and fill out a small form to get listed
74a7d5b0 33with the list of people already using SquirrelMail (free advertising).
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7d486eca 35 http://www.squirrelmail.org/feedback.php
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e9f8ea4e 37Contact:
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e9f8ea4e 39It is pretty easy to get in contact with the developers if you need help or
40if you find bugs that need to be reported. The best way to contact us would
2b996daf 41be through our mailing list which is actively monitored. Just send an email
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44 squirrelmail-list@sourceforge.net
46If you wish to actually subscribe to our mailing list, please visit our web
47page for instructions (http://www.squirrelmail.org) and go to the section
48titled "Mailing List".
2b996daf 52For detailed instructions on how to install SquirrelMail on your server,
53please refer to the INSTALL document in the same directory as this document.
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2b996daf 57This product is distributed under the GPL. Please read through the file
58COPYING for more information about our license.