Telaen Howto - Easy php webmail interface

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Submitted by mariuz (Contact Author) (Forums) on Tue, 2006-02-07 15:50. :: Other

Today i found a really good wembail interface and i want to share how easy is to install it compared with other webmail packages.


Telaen is a webmail interface written in PHP. It does not require any database and is compatible with POP3 or IMAP so it runs under any Server supporting PHP with Sendmail or QMAIL. Additional skins and languages can be easily integrated.

Download latest tar.gz package from sourceforge page http://sourceforge.net/projects/telaen

wget http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/telaen/telaen_1.1.0.tar.gz

tar zxf telaen_1.1.0.tar.gz

mv telaen_1.1.0 webmail

cd webmail/

chown -R apache.apache *

Apache is running under apache user so now it has rights to write in

webmail's database directory

cd inc/

cp config.php.default config.php

cp config.security.php.default config.security.php

cp config.languages.php.default config.languages.php

Now you can load webmail in browser

http://localhost/webmail

If the pop/imap server is located on the same machine that is all !

telaen_login

First page you will see is the one with user settings:

telaen_preferences

Then you can read your emails from inbox . Doh!

telaen_inbox

You can change the default pop/smtp server in config.php

vi config.php


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Submitted by leo8888 (not registered) on Mon, 2008-12-29 22:09.

Very nice HOWTO! I had been looking for a simple webmail interface for our Windows 2003 Server running Apache and this fit perfectly. Has even more features than I expected and took very little time to install and setup. Actually it took me more time to download and install PHP than to set this up.

Cheers!

Submitted by angrykeyboarder (registered user) on Thu, 2006-07-20 16:00.

Article text is now updated  with new telaen release

 

http://telaen.org/content/view/31/2/

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sun, 2006-07-02 18:04.

I'll keep to http://ilohamail.org/ just as easy to install, and works super fast ... is just great ;)

Submitted by angrykeyboarder (registered user) on Thu, 2006-07-20 16:01.
thanks i will check iloha mail soon
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Tue, 2006-04-11 14:10.
How this could be. I v been using uebimiau for yrs. But everything here is just a copy of that. chk out http://uebimiau.org/
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Fri, 2006-04-21 02:25.
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Sun, 2006-02-12 12:14.

I followed your howto and indeed it's that easy.

However, this webmail interface is not much of an interface, and it does have the issue I could not live with. It does not reflect the mailbox state accurately (ie. to really refresh the state - you must logoff and then logon again)

Thanks anyway.

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2006-03-22 23:11.
It caches messages. Click the hyperlink on the left saying "Refresh" rather than the browser refresh to refresh the cache.
Submitted by angrykeyboarder (registered user) on Fri, 2006-02-17 17:59.

yes it does have some bugs

i was amazed of how easy was to setup compared to horde