This article was first written in April 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/122)
XAMS (eXtended Account Managing Software) is a powerful application suite for managing e-mail accounts for multiple domains in a virtual hosting environment, using a simple set of web pages coded in PHP.
It provides with quotas on mailboxes and delegation of management of some tasks to others, through a simple, neat web interface.
XAMS is written using PHP and Perl, which are our core competency fields in development area. It is based on Exim 4.x, Courier-Imap and/or Courier-POP, and MySQL (work is on the way to provide PostgreSQL support as alternative), and some other IMAP/POP3 servers are already usable.
It can optionally use an anti-spam and/or anti-virus software, and support is available for Mailscanner.
There is also special integration with Squirrelmail, probably the best free webmail available today.
See the official website for more information.
We have been working on deployment of XAMS on Debian for quite some time now, and have worked to give the best possible Debian packages to the Free Software Community.