[Gllug] Webmail that doesn't eat all RAM

Mike Brodbelt mike at coruscant.demon.co.uk
Thu Jul 29 00:17:54 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-07-27 at 13:22, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> Hi folks.
> My other half reads her email using Squirrelmail but it's eating vast
> amounts of RAM on the server (a UML virtual machine in the US with
> only 64 megs RAM) which means it runs incredibly slowly.
> Anyone got any suggestions for webmail software that doesn't suck up
> so much RAM?  Openwebmail looks great but doesn't work with IMAP or
> Maildirs, so isn't appropriate.

Squirrelmail uses it's own implementation of the IMAP protocol in PHP,
which may be a reason for high memory use. You could try IMP, which
relies on the PHP module having been compiled against the UW c-client
IMAP library. That implementation is in C, so may have a smaller
footprint. It's a pain to install though, as most distro shipped php
installations have not been compiled with the IMAP support.


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