Some useful links originating from a repository on today’s GitHub explore:
- Premailer – “For the best HTML e-mail delivery results, CSS should be inline. This is a huge pain and a simple newsletter becomes un-managable very quickly. This script is our solution.”
- mailgun/transactional-email-templates – Transactional HTML emails often get neglected. Styling HTML email is painful. Tables, inline CSS, unsupported CSS, desktop clients, web clients, mobile clients, various devices, various providers.
We’ve tried to remove some of the pain for you and open-sourced a collection of common templates for transactional email.
- Litmus – Test and track your emails.
- leemunroe/grunt-email-design – Designing and testing emails is a pain. HTML tables, inline CSS, various devices and clients to test, and varying support for the latest web standards. This grunt task helps simplify things at the design stage.
- mailchimp/email-blueprints – Email Blueprints is a collection of HTML email templates that can serve as a solid foundation and starting point for the design of emails.
As part of pushing our new release of ViMbAdmin, I wrote up a mini how-to for setting up a virtual email system on Ubuntu where the components are:
- Postfix as the SMTP engine;
- Dovecot for IMAP. POP3, Sieve and LMTP;
- ViMbAdmin as the domain / mailbox / alias management system via web interface.
It supports a number of features including mailbox archival and deletion, quota support and display of mailbox sizes (as well as per domain totals).
Find the how-to at:
In my career to date, I successfully managed to avoid all but the periphery engagement in OpenLDAP. Until recently that is – we had to build a Microsoft Exchange like environment with open source software in a way that was closely integrated and easily managed. But, more on that another time. For anyone else diving into OpenLDAP, here are some articles on my experiences that I have penned:
Today, we’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of 2.0.6 which has a number of incremental fixes and improvements.
Just over a week ago, we released V2 of ViMbAdmin which was a complete UI refresh.
Thanks for all the feedback and bug reports since then.
Today, we’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of 2.0.6 which has a number of incremental fixes and improvements including:
- Domain is now ‘sticky’ when moving between mailboxes, aliases and logs making it much easier to browse a single domain;
- A cookie is now used to remember the page length for individual users;
- We now use grouped icons with tooltips rather than labelled buttons throughout;
- The horrible your IP address has changed message is gone.
As usual, a full change log is available here and the packaged release can be downloaded directly here.
Open Solutions are pleased to announce the immediate availability of our latest free and open source web application, ViMbAdmin, a web based interface which will allow you to manage mailboxes, virtual domains and aliases.
Open Solutions are pleased to announce the immediate availability of our latest free and open source web application, ViMbAdmin (vim-be-admin). ViMbAdmin is a web based interface which will allow you to manage mailboxes, virtual domains and aliases.
ViMbAdmin is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3, or (at your option) any later version.
ViMbAdmin was entirely funded by Open Solutions and developed by our staff. If you find this application of value, please consider making a donation to our chosen charity.
Do you want to see it in action? We have a live demo which you can access here. You can also browse screenshots by clicking the image on this page.
ViMbAdmin was written in PHP using our own web application framework which includes the Zend Framework, the Doctrine ORM and the Smarty templating system with JQuery on the frontend.
ViMbAdmin is hosted on its own Google Code project page where you can find documentation, browse the source code and access our Subversion repository. We have set up a Google Groups discussion group and you can read our ViMbAdmin blog posts.
ViMbAdmin can work as a slot in replacement for Postfix Admin with a few MySQL ALTER statements.
- Super admin(s) user level with full access;
- Admin(s) user level with access only to assigned domains and their mailboxes and aliases;
- Super admins can create and modify super admins and admins;
- JQuery Datatable throughout for quick in browser searching and pagination;
- Create, modify and purge domains including limited the number of mailboxes and aliases a non-super admin can create per-domain;
- Activate / deactivate admins, domains, mailboxes and aliases at the click of a button;
- Full logging;
- Facility for users (mailbox owners) to change their password;
- Forgotten Password / Password Reset function for admins;
- Very configurable including:
- set default values for quotas, number of mailboxes and aliases for domain creation;
- templated welcome and settings email for users;
- either plain or MD5 mailbox password support;