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SquirrelMail : Do you dig it?

SquirrelMail : Do you dig it?

SquirrelMail : Do you dig it?

Following the Webmail Incident in May, we withdrew our @mail Webmail solution and implemented SquirrelMail as a temporary solution. We recently began the process of reviewing alternative Webmail applications and in our investigation into many of them we were led back to thoughts of “Squirrelmail can do this, Squirrelmail does that better” etc… So, we’ve been scratching our heads. We know that SquirrelMail doesn’t exactly look fantastic, but it certainly is a great performing, powerful Webmail client. It does what it says on the tin and it’s fairly easy to use too (albeit with its little kinks). The ability to change the theme and display preferences make it bearable with regards to looks also. In fact, many customers have commented on how refreshing SquirrelMail is to use. With that in mind, we’d like to see what you guys think – in general. Now, we know we can’t please everyone without offering every Webmail client under the sun – and that certainly isn’t possible. What we would like to do is provide a Webmail service that meets the needs of our customers, performs well, is scaleable, functional and, above all, is secure. What we want to know then, is - should we consider keeping SquirrelMail going forwards? What would you guys need to make SquirrelMail work for you? What functionality is lacking? What ‘extras’ would you like? How could we improve it? Do you like SquirrelMail? Do you really dislike SquirrelMail, if so - why? Should we dismiss it entirely? Do we need to make it look nicer? Is a nice ‘skin’ all it needs? Now, this is not a decision to stick with SquirrelMail. Nor is it a “U-turn” on what we’ve previously said. As I’ve said above, we’re looking at all the options available to us, and having used SquirrelMail for a couple of months we’ve seen it as a real strong contender amongst Webmail clients… and one that could provide us with a permanent solution going forward. We just want to get you guys involved and see what you think. Do let us know. You can contribute to the forum thread here!

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SquirrelMail seems fine to me, although I only use WebMail on occasion. Recently, when being hit by over 3000 misdirected SPAM reports overnight (2/3rds being SPAM trapped) SquirrelMail's facilities and performance eased the process of tidying up before re-enabling POP. I suspect that @Mail would not have been as efficient.
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Hi, in your laudible efforts to reduce spam, you've implemented a webmail solution that locks out blind and dyslexic people and those with other print disabilities by using CAPTCHA (fuzzy glyph) authentication. You're breaking the Law, specifically the Disability Discrimination Act, and you need to remedy this as soon as possible. Kind regards, Lynn