- Using the Service
- Known Restrictions and Limitations
- Feedback and Reporting Problems
The Webmail service provides full access to your inbox and
mail folders via a simple interface. It can be used interchangeably with other
methods of accessing your mail including Evolution, Kmail, Netscape, and Pine.
However, you should only use one mail program at a time.
The Webmail service is not intended to be a replacement to Evolution or Pine, but an additional method of accessing your email. One of the main goals is to offer email access from off campus, when only a web browser is available.
You can use Mozilla, FireFox, Netscape, Opera, Internet Explorer, or any
This particular document focusses on the Webmail service based on a web email product called IMP
(Internet Messaging Program) built using the HORDE (www.horde.org) framework.
This name is used in the rest of this document.
At IITB there are other web-based interfaces available to your email
account based on Squirrelmail, Hastymail, Ilohamail. Documentation for such
systems may be available elsewhere.
Using the Service
To access the IMP Webmail service, enter the following URL:
This URL can be bookmarked, but do not attempt to bookmark any pages relating to the Webmail service as they may change between sessions. Right click on the above URL while using either Netscape or Internet Explorer and you will be able to add this to your bookmarks/favourites.
All Webmail Systems at IITB use LDAP username/password authentication to
When you have finished your Webmail session, it is essential that you click on the Logout button to terminate your connection to your inbox and mail folders and then exit from the browser. Closing down the Browser window alone is NOT sufficient and leaves your email session still active.
If you encounter any problems that aren't included in the Known Restrictions
and Limitations or FAQ lists, then please report them to the
This document will be updated to reflect current progress/issues.