Are there any alternatives to Webmail?


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

Hosting with non-DreamHost mail

DreamHost offers Google Workspace.

Google Workspace 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 Google Workspace 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 may be limited in their ability to assist with installing or troubleshooting custom webmail software.

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. 
    Webmail settings
  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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