Email / Webmail System Changes

October 2, 2016 Michael Kennon

source: September 2016 Newsletter

NEW: Webmail and Filtering!

If you check your DreamHost-hosted email on the web with SquirrelMail or Roundcube, you may have noticed something a little different this month.

They’re gone!

We’ve replaced both of these aging web-based mail clients with one that is fast, feature-rich, and in constant development.

atmail is the name of the game!

DreamHost KB: Benefits of atmail

While we’re not entirely certain why atmail doesn’t capitalize their name, we DO know that you’ve told us you’re happy with what you’ve seen of it so far!

If you find yourself pining for the good ol’ days, you’re more than welcome to download and install SquirrelMail or Roundcube locally on your account.

But really, give atmail some time! You’ll love it! Probably!

We’ve also launched a brand new behind-the-scenes spam filter from Vade Secure. Vade Secure analyzes incoming email to flag spam, scam messages, phishing attempts, viruses, and Trojan horses.

You know who loves to send this stuff? Bad actors. Not like Zach Braff – I’m talking more like identity thieves and ransomware enthusiasts.

For more information about how Vade Secure works, be sure to check out our knowledge base:

DreamHost KB: How anti-spam filters work

In the near future we’ll also be turning on Vade Secure’s advanced graymail classification, making it easier for you to filter things like newsletters (AHEM), social network notifications, and mailing list messages into neat and tidy folders within your inbox.