All of our hosting plans include webmail. The great thing about having your own webmail server is that you can maintain your privacy and control your data rather than giving it away for free to Google, Yahoo and Microsoft who all use it in order to serve up ads. You won’t find any ads with self-hosted webmail!
Three open source webmail software packages can be chosen from in order to send and receive your email anywhere using a web browser: Horde, Roundcube and SquirrelMail. I like Horde for it’s wide range of features, but Roundcube comes in as a close 2nd for it’s clean, modern, AJAX interface which is very similar in look and feel to Gmail. SquirelMail, well, it’s just plain old-looking, but if you like the look and feel of mid-90’s web interfaces, then this one just might be for you.
To begin using webmail, you will first need to set up mail forwarders for your domain. Please see my previous blog post on how to do this.
Logging into and setting up webmail is quite simple and should be familiar to anyone who uses Gmail or Outlook.com. The below video will explain just how easy it is. If you’d like to dig deeper into the features of each webmail package, click on the links above and the documentation will tell you all that you’d like to know.
Now it’s easy to take full control of your webmail!