Ruby on Rails Wednesday, March 22, 2017


I run a RoundCubeMail Webmail server on Fedora 25 x86_64 and this works
out very nicely for me wherever I am using a desktop computer with large
screen but the Android RoundCubeMail app is terrible and other mail apps
are no good for various reasons. I am think of building a really simple
Rails Webmail client - just to read mail in the INBOX initially - and if
that works out OK - enhancing the client to:

- read other Maildir folders


- add a reply / forward mail option


- add other features in priority order

I was thinking the display of messages would be really simple ie just
Subject buttons of the mails in a list on the web page which would open
the mail for reading on clicking / pressing.

Also, that some RAM-based DB could be used for storing the messages read
in a folder - which would just disappear on logout or get recreated on
changing folders.

Do people think this viable / worth doing? Is there a simpler solution?
If it is worth doing, I would just put the code up on GitLab to try and
get some other people interested in further development.


Philip Rhoades

PO Box 896
Cowra NSW 2794

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