Webmail certificate #37

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opened 1 year ago by jim · 7 comments
jim commented 1 year ago

Not sure whether this is a reasonable request. Is it possible to configure the TLS certificate for the webmail interface? It would be nice to point my mail server https://mail.example.com to the webmail service you host at https://inbox.purelymail.com, but of course this produces an SSL error. Obviously it would be nicest if this were a letsencrypt certificate. Or must I host my own webmail to have it appear in my own domain?

Thanks, I can't ask for too much at this pricepoint.

Not sure whether this is a reasonable request. Is it possible to configure the TLS certificate for the webmail interface? It would be nice to point my mail server https://mail.example.com to the webmail service you host at https://inbox.purelymail.com, but of course this produces an SSL error. Obviously it would be nicest if this were a letsencrypt certificate. Or must I host my own webmail to have it appear in my own domain? Thanks, I can't ask for too much at this pricepoint.
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It's not possible yet, but it could be in the future. The major question marks are architectural (e.g. the load balancer in front of the webmail can't handle more than 25 certificates, so I'd need to set up a proxy). I'll leave this issue open for future reference.

It's not possible yet, but it could be in the future. The major question marks are architectural (e.g. the load balancer in front of the webmail can't handle more than 25 certificates, so I'd need to set up a proxy). I'll leave this issue open for future reference.
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Got it. Any suggestions for alternate frontends for the meanwhile? Roundcube is fine, just not great. Thanks!

Got it. Any suggestions for alternate frontends for the meanwhile? Roundcube is fine, just not great. Thanks!
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I actually don't know of any for webmail, unfortunately.

I actually don't know of any for webmail, unfortunately.

Regarding other webmail's, would you consider adding Rainloop as a webmail front-end? I always thought that was the nicest one and the simplest to use for kids.

Edit: I just added Rainloop as an add-in to my Nextcloud instance and connected it to PurelyMail. Now that I'm comparing it side-by-side, I now think Roundcube is just as nice as Rainloop. The new skin in Roundcube is very good!

Regarding other webmail's, would you consider adding Rainloop as a webmail front-end? I always thought that was the nicest one and the simplest to use for kids. Edit: I just added Rainloop as an add-in to my Nextcloud instance and connected it to PurelyMail. Now that I'm comparing it side-by-side, I now think Roundcube is just as nice as Rainloop. The new skin in Roundcube is very good!
Owner

I might host different webmail options in the future, but not at the moment. The main reasons are:

  • Maintenance cost in getting third party software stable enough that I can sleep at night, plus updating it relatively frequently.
  • Development cost for integrations and theming. I'm not very good at PHP, which most webmail tends to be written in, so this is slow and prone to gaffes. (For example, I accidentally broke the webmail favicon and need to get around to fixing it.)
  • Actual cost of infrastructure to run a service reliably. I like having at least two instances and a load balancer, runs about $480/year. Not outrageously expensive, but I'd need the users to justify it- without complicating things for users by making them pick between two webmails.
  • It's also not an area I trust myself to have great taste in, at least not yet.
I might host different webmail options in the future, but not at the moment. The main reasons are: - Maintenance cost in getting third party software stable enough that I can sleep at night, plus updating it relatively frequently. - Development cost for integrations and theming. I'm not very good at PHP, which most webmail tends to be written in, so this is slow and prone to gaffes. (For example, I accidentally broke the webmail favicon and need to get around to fixing it.) - Actual cost of infrastructure to run a service reliably. I like having at least two instances and a load balancer, runs about $480/year. Not outrageously expensive, but I'd need the users to justify it- without complicating things for users by making them pick between two webmails. - It's also not an area I trust myself to have great taste in, at least not yet.

Just my 2¢ - I have 301 redirected webmail.mydomain.com to inbox.purelymail.com at my registrar, for now. However, the login page doesn't appear to be white-label enough to be used directly for clients.

@Scott, any ETA on when this option will be available? This will allow me to move some of my clients to Purelymail infrastructure. If it's going to take a while with no ETA, can you please consider the option of providing a login page for Roundcube without branding or the top navigation bar, just so that users like me can redirect to that URL/sub-domain?

Just my 2¢ - I have 301 redirected webmail.mydomain.com to inbox.purelymail.com at my registrar, for now. However, the login page doesn't appear to be white-label enough to be used directly for clients. @Scott, any ETA on when this option will be available? This will allow me to move some of my clients to Purelymail infrastructure. If it's going to take a while with no ETA, can you please consider the option of providing a login page for Roundcube without branding or the top navigation bar, just so that users like me can redirect to that URL/sub-domain?
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It probably will take a while to get around to this (it takes me a while to get around to anything really), but I can try adding a brandless login page next week if you want.

It probably will take a while to get around to this (it takes me a while to get around to anything really), but I can try adding a brandless login page next week if you want.
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