Webmail Module

Member since: 2005

I'm looking into the webmail module in 3.1, and it struck me that you need an smtp server for this to work (or imap) - but does the users need real email adresses or is the username enough for an internal community mail system?

And can the webserver itself host as an smtp server, and be it's own domain?

Thanks for any help, 


#27004 Jan 13, 2009 15:50
  • Member since: 2007

    Hi Marius,

    There are two ways you can use the WebModule:

    1. Use external accounts. In this case the user has a mail account elsewhere and just input the credentials into the community. On the community you then build a "mail client" that user can utilize.

    2. Use internal accounts. In this case you as a developer are responsible of setting up a mail server that implements certain Web Services for account handling. You actually take a mail server and add custom Web Services on top of it. In the examples I've seen Cyrus has been used.

    In both cases you are forced to use IMAP.


    #27027 Jan 14, 2009 14:56
  • Member since: 2005

    Ok, thanks for that info.

    But can the DirectMessaging module do the same, since I only need to send internal messages to users, and from users to system. Which seems to be what is implemented in the new templates? The absence of a "real" email adress is just fine, since we arent using any email adresses in the solution.

    #27176 Jan 19, 2009 16:24
  • Member since: 2007

    Absolutely! In the case you're describing above the DirectMessage system would be preferable to use.


    #27190 Jan 20, 2009 11:46
  • Member since: 2005

    Great, thanks!


    #27210 Jan 21, 2009 8:42
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