MIMP and the Mylo

Posted by Tejus Parikh on October 21, 2006

One of the neat things about my new Mylo is the fact that it has a real HTML browser, but the fact that I can view normal web pages is a double-edged sword.  A lot of sites have checks to see if you are browsing with a small screen WAP browser.  These checks will fail if you browse the site with the Mylo’s browser. One notable example of this is the Horde Project.  Horde allows you to redirect directly to the mobile mail client MIMP if it detects a WAP browser.  Of course, when using the Mylo, this check fails. My rather kludgy solution to this problem is run another version of Horde that only contains the MIMP plugin. For the most part, this is just a repeat of the standard MIMP installation instructions.  If you already have Horde installed, this should only take a few minutes.  After getting MIMP installed, you will still find yourself redirected to the main horde index.  To get horde to redirect to the inbox after a successul login, you’ll have to add a line like:

Redirect permanent /mobile/index.php https://vijedi.net/mobile/mimp
to your Apache config. The big drawback to this approach is that you lose access to the administration functions.  However, I have yet to find a better solution.

Tejus Parikh

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