View Full Version : Alternatives to NeoMail / IMP ???

10-08-2003, 11:38 AM
Hello everyone.

I'm trying to find a nice (better looking) alternative to neomail, but I haven't found a free one, I'm even considerating to buy a non expensive one... suggestions???

That I've seen until now are:

IBOX (us$89.99) very nice, w/webdrive, only works with recent browsers


WWM (us$59.95) y*hoo! like, cheap but uses MySql, uses only 1 pop acct, don't know if works for me


ATP (us$45 sigle user, us$1000 unlimited users) if I only had 1 acct I'll use this one...


Imail (free for <10 users us$695 for more)


WebUMake (us$249) nice, w/tasks/calendar


If someone knows a better one (or a good freeone) or if someone uses/used some of the above I'll appreciate a lot to hear...

thank you

10-08-2003, 02:23 PM
Wow, those programs are expensive! I think you should check to see if you can find (a free) one that you like on either of the following pages before you even consider paying so much money. Then there is the problem of set up - are you familiar with PHP/Perl/SSH/etc.? You will probably need to be to set up some of the more advanced ones (unless you go for a paid version that comes with installation support).



Good luck!

10-08-2003, 03:59 PM
If it is just the look of neomail that you do not like you can change how it looks. I have started discussion of this on my board if you would like to check it out http://www.wildjokerdesign.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10

You might also want to check out the url for the program
http://www.neomail.org/ if you click on User Contributions there is a list of some addons and an unofficial FAQ.

10-09-2003, 12:14 PM
Thank you

Yes, they're expesive, that's why I haven't bought any yet. I already saw at hotscripts w/o results, but not in the php area, I'll see what can I find there... sometimes the problem with the freeones is that they dont offer demos and I can't be downloading and installing all of them just to see how they looks...

Yes, I care about the look, and I already modified the templates but it's not enough... is more complex than that... I don't know how to explain but ie checkout

Usr: demo Pwd: demo
(this one is $89)

I just cant do something like that modifying templates... :(

Anyway I'll keep looking!!! and if someone finds something let mi know!

10-23-2003, 09:35 AM
You might also consider looking into Endymion MailMan. I have found this script to be excellent.


Fully functional demo here:


Erich Russ

01-20-2004, 08:01 AM
I know this is months later, but....

I suggest installing IlohaMail on your website. Go to www.ilohamail.org to get it. It even handles Asian fonts properly.

I found it after my previous message.


04-26-2004, 06:42 PM
We've been using UebiMiau (http://www.uebimiau.org/) (odd name, but so far it is very good) for over 5 months now with 100% success. We originally installed it to provide webmail for an off-site mail server (so we needed an app that would work via POP, and it worked perfectly), and then more recently I decided to try using it to act as the local webmail interface, and again, it worked perfectly.

Even though it hasn't been updated in a little while, it's been running without a hitch since we set it up (and it's skinnable, for those who are into that sort of thing). Our customers who use it to access their externally hosted email accounts via POP rave about it as being even better than their ISP's webmail interface, and faster too.


05-05-2004, 06:12 PM
open webmail http://openwebmail.org (awesome gives users access to change their settings/password from the webmail client, no need to use CP)

The Horde Project http://www.horde.org

05-22-2004, 06:29 PM
Since this is an old thread, it deserves an old suggestion: www.mail2web.com.

It is fat, secure, and incredibly simple to use. Just type in your email address and password and you have a nice webmail interface. Of course, it is a pain to go outside of your own site, but some people may like it.

Update: After trying out UebiMiau, I must say that it is an excellent option. It installed in about 5 minutes, and I have set it up on two of of the domains I have on my account and it works very well. I like it because it you can tell it which domain to go to, so that domain's users never have to see or know of the primary account.

05-27-2004, 09:00 PM
Does UebiMiau supports HTML formating ?

Havent tried it, would love to. Thanks Matt for recommending mail2web.com , nice free checking service - I wonder how long will it be before it's not free.

But I'm looking at installing either Openwebmail or Squirrelmail which requires root.. - some said that it can't be done. I dont know if I have time to try it. Our VPS cant support ?

05-28-2004, 02:38 PM
Yes, UebiMiau does support HTML formatting. In fact, it has a very nice HTML feature that allows you to type in HTML in your email. If anyone is interested, PM or IM me for a test account on one of my domains.

The setup of UebiMiau is incredibly simple, and personally I think it looks just as good as any of the other webmail clients.

06-04-2004, 12:12 AM
Tried out UebiMiau for 5 days now & it looks great. VEry functionable.

Great for those guys who want to have their clients see HTML formatted emails... finally a God sent.

But do disable cookies in the config.security.inc, as it has inconsistency with IE when loggin in while Mozzie & Opera is good to go.

Just another satisfied user

06-24-2004, 12:53 PM
hi -

we have used UebiMiau in the past at another host, and they removed it because of security concerns. not sure exactly what they were, but it scared me away.

i personally love squirrelmail - if it needs to be installed as root, maybe westhost will install for us?


06-30-2004, 10:57 AM
I have not found any security issues with UebiMiau. The only bad thing about is having tp type out UebiMiau. I'm considering replacing all instances of "UebiMiau" with "ummail" or something.

09-06-2004, 06:42 PM
I have just started to use UebiMiau and it look very nice. I have a serious problem with it though. It will work well for a couple hours and then I get an error that the username and password were not accepted. If I give it 15 - 30 minutes and try again everything is back to normal. Has anyone seen this before?


09-07-2004, 04:04 PM

Are you using UebiMiau to check mail for POP3 mail servers besides your own domain/account (i.e. the one it is installed on)? My guess is that it is timing out while checking for mail, and as a result the connection to the POP3 server is not terminated properly. What that causes is for your login to be rejected (at the server level) the next time you try to log in - until the POP3 server (that you are trying to connect to) times out the connection (which, as you've seen, takes at least 15 minutes). I speak from experience (I'm stuck on a slow dial-up connection, in Africa no less). If this problem occurs for the POP3 server for the account it is installed on, you might want to try and change config (if you can - I have not tried UebiMiau) to connect to localhost instead of your domain name (though that probably won't fix it, it is worth a try).

09-07-2004, 07:02 PM
Thanks for the info Fayez. Unfortunately that isn't the problem. I'm only checking my own domain (on westhost). It does appear to be a server problem though because at the same time this happens in UebMiau, I have the identical problem with webmail.westserver.net. Support is looking into it.

09-08-2004, 11:55 AM
No problem. The fact that the problem occurs with the other Webmail login confirms my theory - it is timing out while connecting, and locks the session until a timeout occurs.

Hope you get it sorted out - keep us updated.