I really like Zarafa and I think the community edition covers many bases. Yes its slightly heavy for basic use and slightly light of a full exchange replacement.
It looks good enough for most of my clients and it mimics outlook so many of my clients are used to the style of interface.
Some people might think its a bit heavy but for many a solution like horde or squirrel mail isn't going to cut the mustard.
If the server has both pop, imap & smtp covered so you connect with a client then that is enough.
If ClearOS offer a free webmail solution then that might be considered the defacto solution. This might actually discourage developers from providing more choice.
Personally I think Roundcube is the best alternative for a lightweight webmail service that has a variety of plugins for expansion.
I have used horde and squirrel mail and to be honest they don't cut the mustard in my mind.
ClearOS also have to support these addons and this might be to the detriment of the core.
So can we not get developers involved to provide options for Roundcube and Horde and Squirrel Mail. If they want to charge more than Tim for them that is their prerogative.
I really feel the Marketplace is essential for a Clearos future and if it isn't a marketplace that offers choice and lots of it then someone else will provide a product that does.
I really don't feel that a free webmail module would provide any benefit to ClearOS. It kicks the marketplace between the legs before it has even had a chance to start.
Also we are talking a couple of beers here for probably a lot of hard work.
If anyone fancies offering the community version of Alfresco or Vtiger for the same then at this level I am most happy to contribute.
If developers are going to provide 3rd party modules and applications and ClearOS provide free alternatives. Whats the point for the developer?
Or can we expect ClearOS to provide support for all our needs ?
ClearOS please offer Roundcube for the same as Tim.