[CentOS] Recommendations for webmail client on EL8

Mon Mar 1 16:56:11 UTC 2021
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On 3/1/21 10:41 AM, Christopher Wensink wrote:
> Jay,
> I agree, the last post on https://squirrelmail.org/ was an announcement 
> for PHP 5.4 and 5.5 Compatibility  from 5/30/2013.
> The last plugin update was 3/28/2014.  I consider squirrelmail pretty 
> much dead at this point.

No. it is not. It is not actively developed, no new featured are added 
for quite some time. Squirrelmail can be downloded here:


Where you can see year 2021 stable version snapshots. Latest you can 
download works with PHP 7. As I said in another comment: they do not do 
new development. But they actively support what it is now, and in my 
estimate it will not be phased out in any observable future.

Yes I had to do this kind of homework when I was rebuilding [freebsd 
jail with] webmail services.


PS Not everything that paces fast with new "releases" and which releases 
security patches even more often (yes, I look at you, Mozilla firefox 
and thunderbird) is "pretty much dead". There are great examples, like: 
netscape navigator (in its time), cvs (in its time and still here), 
subversion, squirrelmail, mailman 2 to name few.

> On 3/1/2021 10:27 AM, Jay Hart wrote:
>>>> Am 01.03.21 um 15:56 schrieb Simon Matter:
>>>>>> On 3/1/21 2:57 PM, Simon Matter wrote:
>>>>>>> ...
>>>>>>> I was looking at Roundcube but it seems difficult on EL8 because 
>>>>>>> a lot
>>>>>>> of
>>>>>>> PHP stuff is missing and not available as RPMs. I guess the same is
>>>>>>> true
>>>>>>> for the python things needed for Mailpile. In the end my list only
>>>>>>> contains Cypht, Rainloop and Afterlogic Webmail lite.
>>>>>>> ...
>>>>>> Have you considered to run the official Roundcube container image 
>>>>>> as a
>>>>>> podmans systemd service?
>>>>>> https://hub.docker.com/r/roundcube/roundcubemail/
>>>>>> https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/improved-systemd-podman (Podman >= 
>>>>>> 2.0
>>>>>> required, but it's only a systemd service file to be created 
>>>>>> manually)
>>>>> Hi Thomas,
>>>>> Thanks for your suggestion. No, I'm not really thinking about
>>>>> docker/podman. I prefer having clean system installs, even if I 
>>>>> have to
>>>>> create RPMs myself. This has worked fine for the last two decades but
>>>>> yes,
>>>>> I'm afraid, this is considered old school these days :-)
>>>> Hey Simon, take a look at Remi's repository ...
>>>> -- 
>>>> Leon
>>> Hi Leon, thanks.
>>> I'm wondering why these things are not in EPEL?
>>> Simon
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>> Simon,
>> I'm in same boat as you. I have a C6 machine running squirrelmail that 
>> I've been trying to get upgraded. I bought a new machine and have
>> C8 installed, postfix, dovecot, SA, the works, running.  But, I 
>> couldn't get squirrelmail running.
>> I'm also very interested in the answer to this question, "what webmail 
>> to run on C8" (or stream in the future).  I've looked at the same
>> SW apps you have and have not really gotten a warm fuzzy over anything.
>> I wonder if another tact to take would be to try to get squirrelmail 
>> more "modern". I know Les is still doing a bit of dev, but it does
>> seem like squirrelmail is lagging behind.
>> MTC,
>> Jay
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Valeri Galtsev
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