BDES: The Results

It’s time for the results of the Battle of the Domain Email Services. It seems that Gmail For Your Domain has a slight edge on RoundCube, if you take a few things into account. Here are the results.

1. Gmail For Your Domain (www.google.com/a/)
2. RoundCube Webmail (www.roundcube.net)
3. Plain Old IMAP or POP3.
4. Squirrelmail (included on most server accounts, www.squirrelmail.org)

If you want easy setup and very little management, or if you lack IMAP accounts and storage, go with Gmail For Your Domain. If you have enough IMAP accounts, storage, and expertise to configure it, you can go with RoundCube. RoundCube is for those of you who want more control over the look and feel than GMail offers. Both came very close in score.

Avoid Squirrelmail at all costs. Isn’t it funny that something intended to be an improvement on IMAP’s (or POP3’s) usability… well… isn’t really. It may have been in 1996, but it badly needs to be updated.

This concludes the Battle of the Domain Email Services… for now.