Webmail client to read multiple accounts at once

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  1. nfn

    nfn New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a webmail client to install on my server that allow multiple accounts at once, just like a desktop mail client.

    Don't want to login in multiple interfaces daily to check multiple email accounts :)

    Anyone knows any script to do this, php preferable!

    Thanks

    N.
     
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  2. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Run a remote desktop / GUI on the server and install normal mail client? Unsure really, but a good question. Certainly an option exists.
     
  3. nfn

    nfn New Member

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    That's an idea, but would prefer a webmail solution since it can be access anywhere :)

    Thanks
     
  4. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Remote desktop would accomplish that. :)

    Can't say I am a fan of that approach.

    Best approach likely is something like Roundcube, a common web based email client.

    Roundcube supports multiple IMAP accounts via one interface.
     
  5. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Did not know that! That's awesome!
     
  6. Increhost

    Increhost New Member Verified Provider

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    Hi, this could be a fast CLI solution, configure Mutt (in an unprivileged user account of the server, or in a really cheap VPS [much better]) with your multiple mailboxes configured.

    You can also use tmux (a modern terminal multiplexer like screen) to leave it allways open if you like.

    Cheers!
     
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  7. Raymii

    Raymii New Member

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    Both Mutt and Roundcube support this.
     
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  8. BuyCPanel-Kevin

    BuyCPanel-Kevin New Member Verified Provider

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    Try squirrelmaiil, if you use postfix you can have as many accounts as you want I believe.
     
  9. bizzard

    bizzard Active Member

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    My colleague just shared me this: http://rainloop.net/

    Haven't tried installing on server, but from the demo, it looks great and there is support for multiple accounts.

    Another one I am waiting for is http://www.mailpile.is/
     
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  10. perennate

    perennate New Member Verified Provider

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    OP was looking for interfaces that support accounts from different servers, not multiple accounts on a single mail server.
     
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  11. HalfEatenPie

    HalfEatenPie The Irrational One Retired Staff

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    I was looking through some of these and RainLoop caught my interest. I decided to see if I can see an actual e-mail in the demo so I went into the trash and... guess what I find?

    An e-mail with the subject "fuck" and the content as "fuckvpsboard".

    It was probably someone from LET since Shovey posted the link there, and that person sent a dummy e-mail (that's now in the Trash folder) but it's pretty funny.

    Just reminding everyone, even if you do use a web client, your originated IP is still there in the mail header. ;)

    I found it amusing.
     
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  12. nunim

    nunim VPS Junkie

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    I gave RainLoop a try, it's very easy to install as almost all of the required functions come with the default PHP build, aside from cURL and SQLite.  It's obviously slower then GMail or a desktop mail client as no mail is stored locally, it is all pulled over IMAP.  For me personally there's no real point to using a third-party webmail client as all of my main domains are served through Google Apps and I find the GMail UI to be superior.

    I do not like that RainLoop has no built-in user authentication scheme, so anyone who finds your RainLoop install can access their own GMail (or whatever domains you have configured) mailboxes.

    Mailpile looks quite promising but it seems like it has a long way to go before it's ready for production use.
     
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  13. shovenose

    shovenose New Member Verified Provider

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    The admin panel is located at yourrainloopinstall/?admin and you can remove the domains like gmail, outlook.com,yahoo from the list, then it won't let you do it.

    rainloop.png
     
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  14. nunim

    nunim VPS Junkie

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    Yes I realize you can add and remove domains...  My point was that anyone can access your installation and their mailboxes on whatever domains you have configured, unless you restrict access to that directory in which case you have to login twice.
     
  15. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Oh hey, look. Someone sent me this:

    Mime-Version: 1.0
    X-Mailer: RainLoop/1.3.1.444
    Message-ID: <[email protected]>
    Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:14:22 +0000
    Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8"
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: Quoted-Printable
    From: [email protected]
    Subject: fuck
    X-Originating-IP: 67.242.128.89

    <!DOCTYPE html><html dir=3D"ltr"><head><meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Type" =
    content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dutf-8" /><head><body><div><div><div dir=
    =3D"ltr"><div class=3D"mailso-body"><div><div>fuckvpsboard</div></div></d=
    iv></div></div></div></body></html> 
    Looks like the Buffalo boys are up to their old games: http://www.geoiptool.com/en/?IP=67.242.128.89 :D
     
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  16. Amitz

    Amitz New Member

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    That was my *lol* for this evening. Thanks! :)
     
  17. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    It gets better. I checked the logs for all instances of that IP and the content / threads it has viewed leads me to believe even more it's one of the fools we know and love... :p

    I had a laugh at it too, pretty funny stuff.
     
  18. bizzard

    bizzard Active Member

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    Feeling excited that my reply to a thread triggered some activity :p
     
  19. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    That's funny @MannDude.

    Yeah it could be anyone.. Any of the dozens of CC related buddy hosts that live in the mistake by the lake called Buffalo.

    Now to go short list that IP and see where it ends up next or where it has been found lurking before.
     
  20. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

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    Oh yeah, 67.242.128.89, caught running around looking at did you guess it?   CC/CVPS content.  

    Who else wants to check their logs/database?

    Code:
    cat access.log* | grep 67.242.128.89 | wc -l
    Output their activity to a file:
    cat access.log* | grep 67.242.128.89 > bufftards.txt