A Hello, and a webmail query

Jon Fautley jon at geekpeople.net
Wed Apr 3 06:07:45 BST 2002

Just an idea... but can you configure the IMAP server to run on port 21 (which is unrestricted)? You can then configure your mail client to look for the IMAP server on port 21, instead of the IMAP port.

This obviously falls down if: 1. You're going through a proxy server, as it'll be sending all your mail through an FTP proxy. or 2. You're running an FTP server on your machine at home (which you could move, but wouldn't be able to access from work)

Just a thought...


On Tue, 2 Apr 2002 14:24:14 +0100 (BST)
"Paul Truran" <paul at truran.net> wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> This is my first post, as I've only signed up recently.  I've got a
> FreeBSD 4.5system at home acting a gateway for my cable modem connection.  I'm also
> running a mailserverand webserver amongst other things on it.  I need to be able to access the
> mail on the server fromwork, but due to an extremely restrictive firewall (which I have no
> control over) I cannotconnect to the IMAP server directly, as every port except 21 and 80 is
> blocked.  So, to getaround this, I would like a web front end for the mail server.  I am
> currently using one calledsquirrelmail, which I am using to send this email...It works okish, but it
> is a bit cheap andnasty, and tends to screw up the format of emails sent via it (so if this
> email looks a bit messedup, it is because of squirrelmail, not because I can't type ;-) ).
> So, to get the the point,
> does anyone know a good IMAP web front end for FreeBSD?  I have tried to
> get the IMP portinstalled many times without success, both the stable and the development
> version.  Theproblem seems to be that PHP needs to have IMAP support installed, but it
> always fails when Itry and install it with this option selected.  This has happened with PHP
> 4.1.1 and 4.1.2,which is what I am currently running (under apache 1.3.22)
> Any one got any ideas?
> Cheers,
> Paul Truran
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