EMUmail's web signup module takes in account information from a web page and
requests that the system create an e-mail account.
webmail system is composed of the frontend system (a product like EMU Webmail
or EMU Alacer), a backend message delivery and transport system (a POP 3 and
SMTP server), and a user account database that acts as "security glue" merging
the modules together (the signup module adds to this database).
Each page served by the signup module is fully
customizable in easy-to-modify external HTML template files. Any amount of
data can be obtained from the user and stored in the site-wide database file
before the signup is complete. You decide how it looks, and what information
As a further level of customization, the web signup
module comes with the full perl source that we use to create the script. By
having the source you have complete control over the system. If you want to
send a welcome e-mail, simply write the code to do it. No CGI directly creates
accounts, but instead pushes the account information on an account queue that
the system checks once a minute to process accounts.
Currently available only for Unix and the Macintosh,
the web signup script is an ideal addition to any webmail system.