Which Webmail Application Should I Choose?

Overview

cPanel includes three standard webmail applications: Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail. If you do not see the desired application when you log in to webmail, contact your system administrator.

Note:

The information below gives new webmail users a brief overview of the features available in each application. It is not all-inclusive. For a full list of features, go to the application's website. 

Webmail application feature comparison

Use the following information to choose the best webmail application for your needs.

 
Version Horde Groupware Webmail Edition 5.1.1 Roundcube Webmail 0.9.1 SquirrelMail 1.4.22
Application website The Horde Project Roundcube Webmail Project The SquirrelMail Project
Interface type
  • Three-pane format with view pane.
  • Mobile interface available.
  • Three-pane format with view pane.
  • Two-pane list format.
Composition features:
  • Attachments
  • HTML composition
  • Spell check
  • Attachments
  • HTML composition
  • Spell check
  • Attachments
  • Text-only composition
Organization features:
  • Folder manipulation
  • Mail filters
  • Message flags
  • Search mail
  • Threaded (conversation) view
  • Drag-and-drop organization
  • Folder manipulation
  • Message flags
  • Search mail
  • Threaded (conversation) view
  • Folder manipulation
  • Message flags
  • Search mail
  • Threaded (conversation) view
Additional features:
  • Address book (advanced)
  • Calendar (advanced)
  • Event reminders
  • News feed
  • Notes
  • Task list (advanced)
  • Address book (advanced)
  • System administrators can use plugins to add custom features.
  • Address book (simple)
Recommended for: Users who need a full suite of features that includes mobile email access and advanced productivity tools. Users who need a user-friendly web interface with some additional features available. Users who need a very basic interface from which to read and reply to emails.
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