What are the system requirements?
1) UNIX, Linux or Windows IIS web server access
2) CGI access
3) PERL version 5
I have been using AnyEmail for a while, now I get cookie errors, what happened?
This is due to the expiration of the trial license. You must purchase a license to keep using AnyEMail.
I don't have access to a SMTP server, what can I do?
You can use the sendmail program or equivalent (such as qmail) to send emails. Look for the $sendmail_cmd and $use_sendmail variables in the script.
I get security warnings when read email via SSL (https), what is wrong? is my email secure?
This is because AnyEmail by default use images icons stored on our image serving domain http://icon.anyboard.net, which is non-secure. You should install the images under your own domain (and set the $icon_location to the URL of the images directory) to get rid of the annoying the warning and reduce the load on our server. Your email is secure.
I can't get AnyEmail to work under MS IIS!
You must set the $fix_cgi_url variable to the full URL of the AnyEmail script.
What's the main advantages of AnyEmail?
1)Zero administration, once installed, no administration is needed. No artificial accounts, no data management, etc.
2)AnyEmail does not move your email from your POP3 mailbox, so you can later archive your email to local PC via a standard email client such as Outlook. AnyEmail uses very little disk space.
3) Multiple attachments can be sent in one shot. Unlike hotmail or yahoo mail, where you must send attachments separately, with AnyEmail you send attachments along with the text.
4) High quality, AnyEmail has been used by many people including ourselves for several years, and is being actively developed and maintained.
5) Higly secure. AnyEmail never stores passwords on the web server (which may be shared among many virtual domains accessed by different people). Also, AnyEmail works with https, which protects your data on the wire.
Is AnyEmail efficient?
Yes, it uses very efficient algorithms in parsing the mail messages, which is the key to performance. We wrote a highly optimized MIME parsing algorithm by ourselves, which outperforms the third party modules we tested by a wide margin. One could split the script into many smaller ones to save some compile time, but that would result in little overall performance improvement, as the time spent in loading the script is only a small percentage of the total CPU usage.
Anyemail is a high-quality software written by expert PERL programmers, who also wrote the AnyBoard message board system. AnyEmail service can run under mod_perl environment, which gives additional performance boost.
How do I configure the interface?
Anyemail has an optional configuration section, which allows you to set the following:
- Colors of various areas
- Layout (number and locations of frames, no frames, etc).
- Header footer of various windows/frames.
See online user guide for more details.
Does the CGI save my password on the WEB server?
No. After your initial login, your email password is never saved on the WEB server, instead it is saved as a temporary cookie inside your browser. This cookie is destroyed when you exit your browser or select the logout link.
Do I need to install 10 Perl modules for it to work?
No. Anyemail uses the Socket module to communicate with POP3/SMTP servers directly, it does not use any external programs or non-standard modules that are not shipped with Perl5. Like AnyBoard, Anyemail is self-contained in one script. This is done to make installation as simple as possible. Using an inline-autoloading technic, only those function needed at runtime are compiled.