||TWIG - Web-Based E-Mail and More
(The Web Information Gateway) is a powerful web-based intranet/groupware
tool and application framework. It is implemented using PHP,
an HTML-embedded scripting language, and the MySQL
You can use TWIG to provide e-mail accounts that
are easily accessible from anywhere on the Web. Other features include a contact
manager, scheduler, Usenet Newsgroup support, to-do lists, and bookmarks. Many
more features are planned.
To install TWIG, do the following according to your Virtual Private Servers O/S.
MySQL on your Virtual Private Servers. Be
sure to include a password when you install.
on your Virtual Private Servers. TWIG requires the following PHP4 extensions:
NOTE: In order for TWIG to work properly with versions of
PHP later than 4.2.2, you will need to uncomment or add the following line in the php.ini file
located in the php.ini file located in the ~/usr/local/lib directory of your
Virtual Private Server.
register_globals = On
Connect to your Virtual Private
Servers via Telnet
or SSH and install the TWIG software by issuing
the following command.
% vinstall twig
You will now be able to read your Virtual Private Servers e-mail
with any web browser (e.g. Netscape or MSIE). You simply need to
access a URL like this:
TWIG will prompt you for your e-mail username and
password. After successful authentication, the contents of your mailbox will be
NOTE: Since TWIG uses
IMAP it also can be used to create additional mail folders
to sort and store incoming mail. Any additional mail folders
that a user creates will be created in the user's home directory
as listed in your local password file (~/etc/passwd).
If the user's home directory happens to be defined as a
directory in the ~/www/htdocs/ or ~/www/vhosts
directory structure (typically created in this fashion such
that the user can upload and download content to and from
Subhost via FTP) then any mail folders these
users create using TWIG will be accessible to anyone via
a web client.
Therefore, it is highly recommended
that these users create any additional mail folders under
a Mail subdirectory and create a .htaccess
file and store it in such a Mail directory to protect
the confidentiality of the mail stored therein. The contents
of a suitable .htaccess file are shown below:
<Limit GET POST PUT DELETE>
deny from all
For more information see:
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