I've set up a copy of Zimbra
, an open
source messenging server with a beautiful AJAX
webmail and calendar client
on a local machine. Planned a while ago to move my mail to an IMAP server with a nice
webmail frontend so it can be accessed from more than one place, and Zimbra seems
like the best of the bunch.
The setup at first seems annoying because they expect a standalone server, and have their
own copies of MySQL, Apache, PostFix, you name it ... Then I realised you can run all this
alongside your normal software, as long as you set Apache to run on a different port.
I guess it makes sense for them as a company that's really producing a commercial product
(they sell a Network Edition which includes non-free Outlook connectors etc) and it could
always be repackaged as desired.
I also found that ejabberd
multiple distributed servers with failover which is pretty cool, and I might
set that up myself...
Now it would be really nice if you could have distributed IMAP servers that
automatically connected and synchronized in a similar way, but that's a fairly hard problem.
Basically I'd want to run a local copy of the IMAP server on my laptop, my
local server, and a master copy on the mail server, so that if any of them are
disconnected from each other, mail is still available.
might be enough
though (although I can't honestly believe that its actually a Gopher site!).
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