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    Default mail server scripts...

    Hey guys; been reading about people installing
    their own copies of SquirrelMail etc.

    Was wondering if its alright for me to write my own?
    I currently have, based off a example in this PHP/mySQL book I have;
    but it was ridden with errors, and I was forced to look on the web
    for several tutorials in SESSIONS() before I got it working

    Right now it works, but the way its setup is basicly you login
    and you can add 'accounts', or email addies; and you must list
    the server address (i.e., mail.domain.com), if its IMAP or POP3,
    port number (143 = IMAP, 110 = POP3), user, and pass.

    Right now it works fine on both IMAP and POP3, and I'm
    still working out the glitchs, but before I put
    it into production use (lol), I want to know if this'll be a problem?

    Basically I'm using it as a "BRANDED" mail script to use, that
    blends into my site, and I'm going to use, as I'm offering
    an email addie for each person who signs up for
    my 'MEMBERS ONLY' area

    Anyways, wondering if it accessing those
    ports, or it using the IMAP() etc. would
    land me in any sort of trouble, etc.?
    "How can someone be so distracted yet so focused?"
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    shouldn't be a problem as long as its well written. You should be careful cause your script could be compromised and used for spamming.

    also giving away email addresses to people that sign up on your site isn't a good idea. you don't know who they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleC
    shouldn't be a problem as long as its well written. You should be careful cause your script could be compromised and used for spamming.
    1) Truthfully, it doesn't seem like the most powerful
    PHP/mySQL-backed login, so I'll probably add in a cPanel password-protect.

    2) Basicly its the index file which has all the stuff in it,
    then the '*_fns.php' files (functions), and then the 'include_fns.php'
    so that you call that, and it calls all the *_fns files

    If anyone has the book entitled,
    'PHP and mySQL Web Development, Second Edition', flip
    over to Section 5 (Pratical PHP/mySQL Applications) and look
    up the 'Warm Mail' script-- basicly its that xcept diff user auth
    system + replaced images
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