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bnicolas
07-21-2004, 03:01 PM
The westhost webmail system is way too slow, even when using with broadband connection it crawls. With the amount of spam i have to go through and the slow speed of the site it takes forever to check e-mail. Can you guys do something about this, this is totally ridiculous anybody who has travelled for awhile trying to retrieve westhost e-mail should sympathize with this gripe.

jalal
07-22-2004, 02:41 AM
Are you using Neomail? For our sites it is quite fast and snappy, even over a dialup modem.

It could be something specifically wrong with your server, you should maybe submit a support request.

matts8008
08-04-2004, 09:59 AM
Try installing UebiMiau. Its great.

WestHost - MStevenson
08-04-2004, 11:39 AM
bnicolas,

Can you please let us know which webmail client you are using? Is it one of the ones that you installed on your own account through your site manager? Is it the one we provide at http://webmail.westhost.com? If you can please let me know I'll make sure and look into it to see if there is anything we can do to help resolve the problem.

If you are using our public webmail (http://webmail.westhost.com), we strongly suggest that you install your own instance of webmail on your account. We have 2 different programs that can be installed from your site manager site applications section (Neomail and IMP).

Neomail (http://manual.westhost.com/part7.html#neomail): This is a great webmail solution that you can install which will allow some advanced configuration such as folders and sorting. I personally like this program out of the 2 that we offer.

IMP (http://manual.westhost.com/part7.html#imp): This webmail program is actually only available for installation on accounts that have a dedicated IP address. This is the same program we use for our http://webmail.westhost.com, and it's a nice program, but without IMAP it really has limited features.

We are also currently looking into that UebiMiau program, it seems great by all accounts, and we have many clients that have installed it with great success (the URL is http://www.uebimiau.org/). The interface seems really nice, and so far we haven't found any problems with running it on our servers. Because it is a 3rd party application, we can not provide technical support for it, but if you are technically inclined, you may wish to investigate that program.

BobKodadek
08-05-2004, 12:18 PM
bnicolas is correct. Using IMP, it takes almost 2 minutes to delete a single message. I now have 1300 junk messages to delete. I figure it will take me the rest of this year to accomplish that in my spare time. I have not been able to use web mail for this reason.

BobKodadek
08-05-2004, 12:45 PM
I just installed Neomail and it is just as slow as IMP. Absolutely horrible! With boadband, it shouldn't take a minute or more to move a message. More over, with Neomail you can't delete the message, you have to move it to trash first and then empty the trash!!

Actually, the entire Westhost Site Manager is very slow, it crawls. What we had years ago was much better. Then, I had dial up and it was faster!

Bob

4ever
08-11-2004, 09:41 AM
Hi Stevenson,
Uebimiau's login screen doesn't like my userid and password.
I need a little tutorial on how to configure the config file.
I'm on webhost 2.0...

Thanks.


bnicolas,

We are also currently looking into that UebiMiau program, it seems great by all accounts, and we have many clients that have installed it with great success (the URL is http://www.uebimiau.org/). The interface seems really nice, and so far we haven't found any problems with running it on our servers. Because it is a 3rd party application, we can not provide technical support for it, but if you are technically inclined, you may wish to investigate that program.

<mark />
08-12-2004, 02:51 PM
I'm interested in this as well. I installed UebiMiau and get the same error "Error connecting to the server" no matter how I change the configuration. Could someone please post a correct configuration for a reference? Any idea what the problem is?

jalal
08-13-2004, 12:37 AM
I was going to take a look at the program, but on their web site the link to the downloads page tells me I don't have permission... and I notice that the last available version is nearly two years old.

Could be that this piece of software is "past its sell-by date"???

matts8008
08-13-2004, 12:50 PM
You can download the version I use here:

www.silverhealing.com/uebimiau-2.7.8-RC1-any.tar.gz

If that version doesnt work, you probably have your config.php file wrong. If needed, AIM me at matts8008 or email me (msprinkleATsilverhealing.com) and I will send you my config and/or help you get it running. The installation is quite simple - takes me about 30 seconds to setup a new domain with its own private webmail now.

<mark />
08-13-2004, 02:18 PM
Thanks for the help. I'll take a look at your link right now. I'll probably IM you tonight if I can't get it working :wink:

seaquest
09-04-2004, 11:19 AM
Where can I find instructions for installing this?

Jim

wildjokerdesign
09-04-2004, 12:57 PM
Jim,

If you are talking about UebiMiau then you might try thier web site
http://www.uebimiau.org/

I think matts8008 has installed it from the look of his post but I don't think anyone has done a step by step on it yet. He did list his AIM and email so you might give that a try.

nsc
09-04-2004, 01:17 PM
If you have large amounts of spam you want to delete and IMP/Horde or Neomail is slow, you can download the spam to your hard disk via KMail (KDE GNU/Linux), Outlook Express (MS Windows) or another offline POP3 email reader program and configure it to delete the messages from the mail server after it downloads them. I think this is the default behaviour of Outlook Express (The "Leave a copy on the server" checkbox at Options->Accounts must be off/unchecked).

I think the POP3 server is mail.yourdomain.tld - of course you substitute yourdomain.tld with that of your Westhost-hosted website.

BEWARE: This solution (POP3 download with auto delete) will delete *all* of your INBOX emails from the mailserver after they are stored in your hard disk.

If you have installed Neomail, it supports folders, so you can create a folder and move non-spam messages there. I think Neomail will keep messages moved to folders other than INBOX even if you try to download your email by POP3. After you perform the POP3 download, your messages in INBOX will be deleted from the mailserver.

Just a note: Most POP3 offline email clients can be configured to keep a copy of the downloaded messages on the mailserver.

FZ
09-04-2004, 01:26 PM
To add to what nsc said, you could use ePrompter (http://www.eprompter.com/), an excellent mail-checking utility that sits in your system tray.

It can check up to 16 accounts (POP3 or otherwise) at a specified interval. If it finds mail, it downloads it (but leaves it on the server) so you can view it (in plain text only) and provides visual notification of the number of mail you have in each account. It then lets you mark specific mail you want deleted off the server (e.g. Spam or virii).

For those of you that are on a slow connection (or have a LOT of mail that you need to delete) you can even set an option that makes ePrompter download only the headers of each e-mail - so you can view the From and Subject and decide, based on that, if you would like to delete the mail off the server.

seaquest
09-06-2004, 11:28 AM
Anyone managed to resolve this problem? I've installed Uebimiau and it works great some times, other times it won't accept my userid and password.


[quote="4ever"]Hi Stevenson,
Uebimiau's login screen doesn't like my userid and password.
I need a little tutorial on how to configure the config file.
I'm on webhost 2.0...

Thanks.