Perhaps you do not want to read your mail in an MUA. If you use your web browser often, it might make sense to read and send your mail via a web interface, such as the one used by Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail. Ubuntu provides Squirrelmail for just that purpose. Squirrelmail is written in the PHP 4 language and supports IMAP and SMTP with all pages rendering in HTML 4.0 without using Java. It supports MIME attachments, as well as an address book and folders for segregating email.
You must configure your web server to work with PHP 4. Detailed installation instructions can be found in /usr/share/doc/squirreimaii/iNsTALL. Once configured, point your web browser to http://www.yourdomain.com/squirellmail/ to read and send email.
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