16 Feb 2008 10:06 AM #1
Web Based EMail Client written with Ext
I have spent some considerable time putting together an email client using Ext, and I am now ready to share the fruits of my labour with the ext community.
The application uses just about every aspect of Ext including all of the following:
- Border Layout
Most of the functionality is present and although it will appear that you can send a message it will not actually be sent (too much of a security risk) but it will appear in the Sent Folder.
I still have to finish the code to add/remove private folders and the code to allow the copying/moving of mail from one folder to another.
Also I have not actaully attempted to look at the uploading of attachments yet, and I am investigating various of the file upload components provided the the community for this purpose.
Any comments/questions gratefully received.
This has really been done as an extensive learning exercise for Ext, however if their is enough positive feedback I may progress further and investigate releasing the code commercially (with the appropriate licensing of course).
The server side is based on a php based mail framework called uebimiau which has been extensively modified for use with json and ajax.
16 Feb 2008 10:27 AM #2
@NBRed5 -- nice job on that, lotsa themes too!
One thing you might consider: In my experience with browser-based mail clients, it has proven advantagious to render mail into an IFrame. This renders the mail body content in CSS 'isolation' from the main page, and any message-embedded style sheets/fragments and scripts(worse) don't interfere with Ext.css, your themes, or the user-experience.
16 Feb 2008 11:05 AM #3
also the code editor
16 Feb 2008 11:38 AM #4
The only things that would be nice:
1. My laptop has 1280x768 resolution and in messages list I only have 1 message in default application settings.
2. Preferences window isn't usable under my resolution.
3. I was confused that I need double click folder to open it (all mail clients require 1 click to open).
4. I think that last successfull login attempt should store email address in cookie and fill this field for me
I agree with hendricd about iframes.
Thanks for themes list!
5. I don't saw cursor in Compose window (message textarea, other fields are OK).
16 Feb 2008 10:27 PM #5
Really nice....great work
PD. the set icons...where are you get that?
17 Feb 2008 12:11 AM #6
Very amazing work!Extensions:
Ext.ux.menu.StoreMenu - Ajax Store as menu-item config
Extended Window - Aero Shadows, nested grayscaled modal windows
Ext.ux.plugin.triggerfieldTooltip (for Comboboxes, Datefields...)
17 Feb 2008 3:31 AM #7
Woa nice mate! Excellent work!!!!
Most of my problems were about pop-up window sizes... most of them go waayyy below/over my screen... Why don't you load the emails and settings on new tab instead of a popup window?
Also some popup windows load in the center region of the viewport and other on the window screen.
There are many nice scripts that resemble facebook like autocomplete, it would be a very nice addition to the whole thing
Are you thinking of releasing this or it a closed project?
I'd really like to take a look at it
BUG: contact delete doesn't seem to work... actually it works but then it can't reload the center region
this.centerContactsPanel.contactsStore has no properties [IMG]chrome://firebug/content/blank.gif[/IMG] this.centerContactsPanel.contactsStore.reload();
13 Mar 2008 4:55 AM #8
14 Mar 2008 12:25 AM #9franckxxGuest
Is your Web email client is open source ?
Very Very nice work...same as usuall
14 Mar 2008 1:07 AM #10
I have still some work to do in tiding up the code, especially on the server side as I am having a number of issues when the mailbox becomes very large, once I have finished resolving these issues and tidied up the code then I will post details that I have updated the demo to get further reaction.
Then I will hopefully package the whole thing up and release as open source or paid for with support, as appropriate under the ext licesencing terms.
That may be a little while off as yet as this is a part time/hobby project and I have a proper job to do as well.
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