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Looking for a perl webmailby matija (Priest)
|on Oct 12, 2004 at 11:58 UTC||Need Help??|
matija has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Background: the organization I work for has some years ago deployed a webmail client (developed by an outside person who is no longer available).
With time, people have demanded more features, and while I argued that they could be added to the original client, others on the team have argued that other clients, already "out there" are much sleeker and more featurefull, so why not use them?
One of my cow-orkers made a web search, and found several webmails that he thought would look good. The leading candidate turned out to be IMP (php/horde). To implement the custom authentication we use, I'd need to patch PHP's IMAP code. Not a pretty task. Also, PHP may still have security vulnerabilities quite apart from those that come with the webmail itself.
OK, given that any webmail that is going to replace what we run at present will have to be substantialy modified to communicate with other backend features we have already in place (like spam white/blacklists implemented on a group of completely separate servers) I'd prefer if the webmail was written in Perl (rather than PHP or JSP as most of the candidates are) because I like Perl better than those other languages.
It needs to have a source licence (so that I can legaly modify it), and it would be very, very nice if it had templates for webpages/language packs, so that we can easily translate it to the local language.
I figure the monks here will know what Perl based webmails are out there if anybody does.