Cyrus WebMail

Ken Murchison murch at
Thu Dec 1 08:31:12 EST 2005

Joseph Brennan wrote:
>>> Is there some documentation about Cyrus internal databases,
>>> or maybe API about this stuff ?
>>> Any other ideas about dedicated webmail?
> This is a very good question and the responses I've seen so far
> are missing the point.
> The optimal web mail system would run on the Cyrus server and
> would access mail directly without using imap protocol at all.
> It would use many of the same program modules, but the interface
> would be with web pages instead of with imap protocol.

FWIW, I brought this up at our last dept meeting and it wasn't shot down 
as a ridiculous idea.  CMU is looking to improve its webmail facility on 
campus (currently SquirrelMail), and a new Cyrus httpd service is one 

Kenneth Murchison
Systems Programmer
Carnegie Mellon University

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