Are there any alternatives to Webmail?

Overview

This article lists some alternatives to DreamHost's Webmail service.

Hosting with non-DreamHost mail

New! DreamHost now offers Google G Suite.

G Suite is a collection of apps to help organize and simplify your organization's workflow and includes a mail service (Gmail). For more information about using G Suite at DreamHost, see the following article:

Using Gmail as a Webmail client

Gmail's Mail Fetcher POP3 client can connect to your mail accounts and POP the emails off of the DreamHost server into your Gmail account. Gmail can also use SMTP to send mail from your mail account.

Installing your own Webmail client

Most webmail software requires sudo access which is only available via DreamHost's DreamCompute or a Dedicated Server.

DreamHost support is not able to assist with any custom installations or able to troubleshoot any errors that may occur as a result of a custom install.

It is also possible to set up any web-based IMAP mail client as a replacement for the default Webmail interface after disabling DreamHost webmail. This will free up the Webmail subdomain for you to use with your own Webmail client.

  1. Navigate to the Webmail page.
    webmail edit button
  2. To the right of your domain name, click the Edit button. 
    disable webmail
  3. Check the box titled 'Disable Webmail'.
  4. Click the Save Changes button.

You can then install your own version of alternative applications such as SquirrelMail,  Mailpile, or Open Webmail.

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