View Full Version : how to setup an email login page
09-26-2009, 02:38 AM
Can anyone help? I have asked several people how to create a login page so that I may bypass my webhosting email login page and have my website go directly to an email of who ever logged in.
example: www.domain.com/mail is the site login for emails.
what I am trying to do: It is similar to logging into a yahoo acct, or an msn acct or a hotmail acct. A page with username and password opens up and you input your info and click on sign in and bam! You are in your email. Help please?
09-26-2009, 06:09 AM
The real issue here is setting up the mail server. Your host will determine how this works. You might be able to find a complete package (user interface, and the server itself), if your host allows that. Otherwise you may need to plug in whatever they require for using their emails into a front-end setup. And there's some chance they might only allow access via their system, so you can't do this at all. Your host's FAQs will let you know. If they allow POP3/etc, that's another way of possibly trying it, if you setup a webbased thing with that, though that's basically separate from your domain then (in the sense that you could access any accounts with that, from any domain that allows POP3).
Once you figure out those details, you need to find a package you like or theoretically code one yourself. Receiving emails is complex, though, so a prebuilt package is probably best. If you're willing to pay you might find something easier/better, but there's probably some good free stuff out there.
Beyond that I don't know too much about the specifics.
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