Are there any alternatives to Webmail?

DreamHost Webmail uses atmail by default. This article lists some alternatives if you do not wish to use atmail.

Hosting with non-DreamHost mail

The (Panel > 'Mail' -> 'Custom MX') page has options to use Google Apps / Gmail or any other mail provider for your domain.

Using Gmail as a Webmail client

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

Installing your own Webmail client

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 possible to set up any web-based IMAP mail client as a replacement for the default atmail interface. You can disable DreamHost's Webmail for a domain using the (Panel > 'Mail' > 'Webmail') page. This will free up the Webmail subdomain for you to use with your own Webmail client.

You can install your own version of alternative applications such as SquirrelMail or Roundcube. There are other popular Webmail clients including Horde and Open Webmail.

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