SquirrelMail at DreamHost for webmail
Getting this page started by copying a bit from the old Kbase. Fixed one thing (custom logo), probably needs more work.
Is there web-based access to DreamHost Email?
Yes! All DreamHost accounts now come with free web-based access to email.
You may access your email via the web at the following url:
(make sure to replace "example.com" with your domain)
It's already set up, easy to use, and accessible from anywhere you can get to the web.
To log in, enter your email address and password into the login form and submit.
Please note that webmail uses IMAP instead of POP, which means it leaves your email messages on our server and won't mess up any other email client you might normally use to check your email.
If you don't see any email messages in your inbox when you log in (but you normally do when you use your other email client), it's because your other email client is set to use POP3 and not keep messages on the server. That's fine of course, but it means that the only copy of that email is on the computer running your email client, and not our servers (where you can access it via the web).
To make copies of your outgoing mail in a "Sent" folder you must do the following. If you don't already see a "sent" folder in the listing on the left, you'll have to create one. Do this by going to "Folders" and creating a folder named "Sent" that is a sub-folder of NONE. Then just go to the Options area, then click on the "Folder Preferences" and choose that "Sent" folder as the "Sent Folder:" setting there!
Note: If you want to access your web mail securely, you can. Just go to https://webmail.example.com/. Some error messages will pop up, but if you just accept them (or even better, import the certificate into your browser), your connection will be encrypted and your username and password won't be going across the Internet as plain text anymore.
Note #2 : If you need to login with your Imap user name and not your alias, then append an exlamation mark after the username when logging in. Example : m203033303030!
Note #3 : If you want end users to be able to change their mailbox passwords (and set up filters and a few other things) without giving them a Web ID, we have a special place set up just for that at http://mailboxes.example.com/
Custom Logo for SquirrelMail login page
To customize the look of your login screen, use the Panel under Mail, Webmail, Edit settings to point to a custom logo image. Graphic must be in .PNG format.
Is there an attachment size limit when sending mail through webmail?
Yes. Because our webmail system (SquirrelMail) is written in PHP, the max attachment size for webmail is inherited from the "upload_max_filesize" value set forth from the PHP configuration file on the server. Currently, that value is set to 7 MB.
Please do not ask us to increase this limit. We have set this limit as a security feature for our PHP users.
Installing your own
See Installing your own SquirrelMail for detailed instructions.