including domain name


WebMail Reader Access Information



  • Read your email away from home/office (and more!)

  • Debug your installed app Mailreader (such as Outlook or MacMail)


Quick Results Access Tip

The username is your ENTIRE email address,
including "@"
(all lower case)

The most common errors are:

  1. need to use all lower case for email address
  2. using your ENTIRE email address as the USER NAME
  3. using /webmail (as opposed to accessing another way)
  4. if you send email from Horde, sent messages are saved on the server and you periodically need to empty the sent folder, and as well "empty the trash" (recycle bin) to clear out deleted messages using "Purge Deleted" (near the top right)
  5. Webmail (Horde) accesses the inbox on the servers (before it is downloaded to any installed application on your computer). The server inbox for your email account is different from your Outlook inbox on your own computer.


What is Horde and what does it do?
Horde is one of the web-based e-mail interfaces that allows reading of email from any web browser without having to install and set up Outlook/Eudora/MacMail, etc. Webmail by its nature accesses messages that are held on the server awaiting download to a mailreader such as Outlook. Thus if you are using webmail "while on the road" any messages that have been downloaded or are actively being downloaded every 10 minutes to your office computer will not be viewable by Horde.

Horde includes many useful extra features, particularly handy for someone who needs something more than just basic webmail. Horde is made up of several modules, each with a specific purpose:

  • Horde's address book and contact management application is capable of attachments, spell-check, address books, multiple folders, and multiple-language support.
  • A web-based calendar and daily organizer. It provides a robust web-based calendar for individual users with repeating events, and a smart algorithm to display a whole day of events even if many of them overlap with each other.
  • A simple, multi-user task list manager.
  • A simple note manager (memo pad application).

You will be able access your email from any computer with internet access, using the private email web interface URL, username and password provided to you when your POP account was created.

Below are the steps to access Horde WebMail:

1. Login to your webmail with the URL:
Use your entire email address as the username ( (all lower case) and then your email password.


2. Click on HORDE icon


3. click on Log In

5. Click on Skip Maintenance (if this occasionally appears)

and then find "inbox" in the left column to display the list of email messages in that folder

6. View your list of emails in your INBOX. Click on the line item subject area to view the message. You can sort your list of INBOX messages by clicking on the triangle at the top of the column you wish to sort.

7. Read each message as desired and click on DELETE, REPLY, etc.

If you require more information, please consult this detailed and printable Horde User FAQ.

See here for backing up, exporting and importing your address book inside Horde.

If you want to have a "one-stop" URL string that gets you logged in (but not in Internet Explorer), edit the following template, replacing your own email username, domain name, and password.

Use the following URL to access mailboxes within your account.

(You can omit ":password" if you're security conscious and type it in manually each time)


If you access it via a bookmark or desktop shortcut, use this url
and it will fill in your name and put the cursor in the password box.

(or substitute squirrelmail in place of horde)


BACKUP/EXPORT/IMPORT Your Address Book Within Horde

Once logged into Horde, Click on Import/Export. To save your address book as a backup or for transporting it to another program such as OUTLOOK, use the lower half of the window, use Comma separated values and My Addressbook and click on Export. Then choose Save it to disk, and choose a safe, rememberable place on your own computer's hard drive. We suggest using a filename with today's date (so you can know easily when you saved it), and making the file extension to be .csv (i.e., erase the ".php" part that shows up). A folder at the top level named C:/BACKUPS or C:/Z-BACKUPS ("Z" places it alphabetically at the end to keep it out of the way) is a great place to collect all sorts of saved files like this.

When you need to restore the file to your Horde account, similarly reverse the steps using the top half of the Import Address Book window, and Browse to the file you had saved.

We know of no automatic way to regularly backup (save) your address book, so trigger yourself every month or so to save it. Most Horde systems do not backup the MySQL database system file where the Address Books are securely kept.



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