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TWIG Groupware

TWIG TWIG is a powerful browser-independent, web-based intranet/groupware tool to access or share almost any kind of information, without the complexity or costs of other intranet/groupware packages. Features include:
    Web-based email
    contact manager
    Usenet newsgroups
    To-do lists
One of its most common uses is as a powerful web-based email platform. You can use it to provide email accounts that are easily accessible from anywhere on the Web.

TWIG is implemented using PHP, an HTML-embedded scripting language, and the MySQL database application.

Connect to your Virtual Server via Telnet or SSH.
  1. Install MySQL on your FreeBSD-based Virtual Server.

  2. Install PHP4 on your Virtual Server. TWIG requires the following PHP4 dynamic module:

    % vinstall php4-dso
  3. Install the TWIG software by running the following commands:

      % vinstall twig
Reading email
After TWIG is properly installed and configured, you will be able to read your email with any web browser (e.g. Netscape or MSIE). You simply need to access a URL like this:
TWIG will prompt you for your email username and password. After successful authentication, the contents of your mailbox will be displayed.

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 a Virtual 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:
deny from all

For more information on using TWIG, please visit their website.

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