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Choosing between WW Messenger and Gosamer Mail...
I've spent a bit of time looking around for a decent webmail script I can offer users of my site, one I can give them say 5meg of space.

Now I am drawn between WW Messenger at worldwidecreations.com/messenger5.htm and Goss Mail.

Has anyone done a comparison of webmail scripts?

Is there a plug-in to make Goss Mail look more like Yahoo Mail as WW Messenger does look a good clone.

Features wise, what does Goss Mail provide over WW Messenger.

Welcome thoughts.

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Re: [bunder] Choosing between WW Messenger and Gosamer Mail... In reply to
Hi Leslie,

As no one seems to have any experience with WWMessenger, I thought I'd reply to your post so it's not sitting here in limbo.

I don't particularly enjoy detailed product comparisons because it usually comes out looking like we're slamming on someone else's code when we do not wish to do so. However, if you try logging into their demo: http://www.automatic7.com/...senger/messenger.cgi and enter a username and password that does not exist, the nature of their error page gives you an idea of the development stage at which they are at versus Gossamer Mail.

We do not have a set of templates that looks like YahooMail, rather, we're more intent on creating our own look. Should you wish for a set of templates that looks similar to Yahoo's, we can create one for you at extra cost.

Again I apologise for not being able to provide you with a feature breakdown comparison.

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Re: [Jack] Choosing between WW Messenger and Gosamer Mail... In reply to
Is that the only advantage Gossamer has over WWMessenger is an error page for new user? WWMessenger is only $60 and you guys are asking 10x more.
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We actually do have quite a few more features, please check out the list of new features that we've released recently in version 2.2.0 of Gossamer Mail.


The main consideration in selecting a webmail program is not the feature list however, but stability and technical support in case something does go wrong. Should you wish to discuss in more detail, please do feel free to send me a Private Message.

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Before deciding to pay even 60USD i would ask myself following questions:
  • How the hell do i move incoming messages to specific folders automatically?
  • Why do i have to take that "Extra Step" to navigate to a given folder?
  • my username is anup but my email address shows Anup@automatic7.com .... some sort of automation??
  • While im reading a mail i decide to block the address. Hell again i have to take that "Extra Step"
  • And Folders Management it's absolutely unprofessional. Yahoo Style Templates mean that even the Features should be there. With Yahoo style templates and Oohay trype features I do not think a user would ever want to login the second time. Folder management is almost missing .... except for of course few drop down menus for folder.
  • Preferences just has the option of changing the data that you signed up with.
  • Where exactly do i set up my vacation mail/autoreply message?
  • Hell.... the address book just has the provision of adding email address only.
  • Where exactly do i have the user level spam settings.
  • Oh ..... My cell phone says .... error when i try to access the same.
  • I click on folders and the page im taken to has ...... Current Folders: Deleted Sent
  • The welcome mail in my new account does not even have mu username.
  • THE RTF compose has that www watermark stuff which at least i would never want after paying.

The only thing which did surprise me a bit was the links at the bottom: | Read This With Merlin Read This With Genie | Read This With Robby | Read This With Peedy |

(Microsoft Internet Explorer Only)

I am sure GT would not take long enough to get this integrated into GMail also. I have been one of those "Critic" type of user of GM and to say the least .... the "Features" "Support" and "Performance" has been excellent so much so that i am going ahead with purchase of another software of GT though there are many avalable at less than 33% of the price. I am more concerned with the "Percieved Value" on pricing front. In addition, the active user community is always helpful with whatever you would want.

However, it's left to your wisdom to makje a decision. Whether to pay "10 times more (as u say)" in the begining and have a peaceful sleep or pay 1/10th in the begining and then let your pocket bleed continuouslyn. And if the users leave you for reasons of unprofessional service .... well it's a lost business proposal forever. If it's only for providing Free Email to Friends then possibly www messenger software could stand a chance of survival.


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Alex: Nov 16, 2003, 10:07 AM