What is Web Messaging?
Web Messaging lets you send and receive mail using a web browser. Users can log on to Web Messaging from any browser and perform mail functions - without having to install e-mail client software or a browser plug-in on their local PC.
Web Messaging works like an IMAP4 mail client - all users' mail is stored on the mail server. When a user creates a mailbox in Web Messaging, it is created on the mail server.
In addition to the messaging capabilities, Web Messaging offers the following features:
- 128 bit Secure Sockets Layer. Web Messaging uses 128 bit SSL when making connections to the IMail Server, thus ensuring that your transmissions are secure. For more information see "Web Messaging Security".
- Remote administration for IMail Server. Web Messaging offers an extended menu from which administrators can remotely monitor and manage the mail server, user accounts, aliases, mailing lists, delivery rules, anti-virus, anti-spam, and much more. The menu choices for administration tasks only appear if the user has the required permissions. For information on the administration functions, see "Using Remote Administration Features".
- Spell Checking. The spell checker lets users check for misspelled words before sending mail. The spell check comes equipped with 17 dictionaries, as well as a user dictionary that can be edited to meet the user's needs.
- Customizable interface. You can create your own look and feel for the Web Messaging interface using the provided configuration files. If you have multiple mail hosts, each mail host can have a different Web Messaging interface. For information on customizing the interface, see "Customizing Templates".
- Online ads. Web Messaging supports the display of advertisements on all pages. This is useful to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other mail service providers who sell online advertising space on their mail server. This feature can also be used to display announcements on an intranet. For more information about online ads, see "Displaying Online Advertisements".