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Roundcube Reviews

Web-based IMAP email client

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Roundcube and what they use it for.
  • Thunderbird 115 Supernova Preview: The New Folder Pane
    What I really miss is a "web companion" for Thunderbird, basically something like or, but a bit more powerful and with better UX. I'd like to use a Google Addressbook within such app, for example (there is a completely outdated plug-in for RoundCube). Another important thing would be powerful and fast search. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 month ago
  • I Want To Serve My Email Locally From My Linux Server With a Web-Based Interface
    Alternatively if you want to keep what you have I wouldn't recommend using the SoGO even though it's the nicest and most modern option. Mainly because it's a full groupware client and will require a lot of configuration. Instead using Roundcube is probably your best option. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Selfhosted webmail client for teams
    Roundcube might fit the bill for you. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Mail-Client with Web Interface
    I'd do it with a local IMAP server in conjunction with a webmail client that connects to it. Dovecot is a fantastic and easy to use IMAP server. Webmail clients are a pretty personal thing, but the last time I used Roundcube it seemed pretty good. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Opensource Webmail client that support multiple email addresses to selfhost
    I use Roundcube and haven't had any issues over the years - - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Building a Mail User Agent (not server)
    Any reason you are looking to build your own instead of using any of the existing open-source web-mail clients, like Roundcube? - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • open source server mail any idea?
    Disclaimer: I haven't used it myself yet but was considering. For a pre-made combo that might save a lot of integration effort : docker-mailserver, optionally combined with roundcube for webmail. Https:// Https:// - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • “Outlook just asked me if I want to upgrade to bigger ads?”
    The right answer: - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • “Outlook just asked me if I want to upgrade to bigger ads?”
    There are open source web mail clients if you want though - I vaguely remember rainloop ( and roundcube ( being ones I looked at back in the day. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Writing an open source mail server from scratch: what are the most import features for a self-hosted mail server?
    Regarding the frontend I would rather focus on using an existing one. I.e. Using Roundcube if you want to stay fully traditional or use the Protonmail frontend if you want to create a new FOSS Protonmail with secure defaults. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • We’re members of the Global Encryption Coalition and we are fighting attempts from governments to undermine or ban the use of strong encryption – AMA
    Webmail: Many people don't even use an e-mail client today -- they use webmail to access their messages, or they use a local app that itself depends heavily on a webmail server on the backend to do the heavy lifting. When the server is doing the e-mail handling and rendering work, the server has to have access to the cleartext. Even in situations where the messages are decrypted in javascript (or a Java applet)... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • I work at Microsoft 365 and even I'm frustrated by Microsoft software
    Of course not. Most readers would understand by "Postfix/Dovecot" that Postfix is the MTA in the equation, Dovecot is the IMAP server, that something like Roundcube is used for the webmail, and there are likely other pieces depending on the business needs. You know that, too. If you want to argue against a Postfix and Dovecot based stack, then please do so without comparing apples and applesauce. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Audacity fork without the nasty policy change
    That seems pretty unfortunate. For example, I remember Roundcube being pretty neat, but surely it handles enough user data to require COPPA compliance... So now that can't be GPL'd anymore? - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Protonmail-like self-hosted webmail & mobile app
    Roundcube is a good webmail client, it has a plugin to support PGP. On mobile there is FairEmail. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Roundcube

Top 15 Self-hosted open-source free web-based email clients
RoundCube features LDAP connection, address book management, IDNA and SMTPUTF8 support, share/ global IMAP folders, import/ export options, threaded message listing and more.
15 Best iRedMail Alternatives 2021
Roundcube also offers many of the functions you can find on iRedMail including message searching, folder manipulation, multiple sender identities, support for the external SMTP server, import/export, and unlimited messages and users.
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RoundCube RoundCube Webmail is a PHP webmail client that will work with a MySQL or Postgres database. One appealing feature it brings is the ability to skin the application-style user interface using XHTML and CSS 2. The app is a multi-language IMAP client whose features include MIME support, address book, editable folder search and spelling check, and it works in your web browser too.
5 open source webmail clients for browser-based email
I really like Horde's mobile UI, and the mail client was pretty easy to install separate from the rest of it. SquirrelMail and RoundCube are challenging to use on a mobile device. RoundCube has a supposed mobile plugin but I could not get it to work.

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