[quote]The one thing a custom squirrelmail install won’t be able to
do is look up in our databases which mailbox an alias maps
to (our database machines are on a separate network
that’s not accessible from hosting machines). As long as
people don’t mind logging in as m9374329 instead of
firstname.lastname@example.org it works great.
This would not be too difficult a hack on the user side, either. What I’ve done is to create my own login screen which takes an username and password and looks them up against my own database to verify the user and then post the information to the SquirrelMail version currently supplied by Dreamhost.
If you look at the source of the current login page, you will note that it’s fairly easy just to copy the form elements and and create your own custom login screen. At least it’s an easy way to partially customize it …