SquirrelMail webmail provides various features as mentioned below:
- Supports Multiple Platforms:
SquirrelMail is available for any platform, which supports PHP such as Linux, UNIX, Windows, and MAC OS X.
- Additional Plug-in available:
Plugins are the extension that allows admins to customize their installation of SquirrelMail. The SquirrelMail webmail client without plugin is itself a complete application, but the plugin is used to extend its core features. There are 214 plugins available, out of which some are described below:
Add-ons: Add-ons plugin are used to create functionality for SquirrelMail.
Change Password: plugin allows the users to change their password.
Compose: Helps in composing the new email.
Filter: provides filter option to sort incoming mail.
Message View: Message view plugins extend the viewing of emails.
Vacation:Allows in making the auto replay of the message.
Visual Additions: Add more information and graphics to the SquirrelMail interface.
- Multiple languages support:
The SquirrelMail webmail is available in 50 languages included Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, English, etc. The user can translate into other language.
Email and user data are stored in storage facilities provide by the web and IMAP Servers. SquirrelMail stores address books in simple text files, the location of these text files are set with the directory setting in the SquirrelMail configuration. User preferences are stored in the .pref file, the address book is stored in .abook file and user signatures are store in a .sig file. SquirrelMail provides database facility if the database is required so the user can use the plugin. The administrator can split large preference files into subdirectories when files in directory become large.
SquirrelMail provides secure POP3 (SSL, TLS), secure IMAP4 (SSL, TLS), secure SMTP(SSL, TLS). TLS (Transport Layer Security) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is cryptographic protocols which provide secure and reliable communication on the internet.
- Changing Password Facility:
SquirrelMail does not store password, its responsibility of IMAP server’s to take care the user password.