Install Squirrel Mail on Ubuntu Server

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SquirrelMail  is an Open Source project that provides both a web-based email application and an IMAP proxy server.

The webmail portion of the project was started by Nathan and Luke Ehresman in 1999 and is written in the PHP scripting language. It can be installed on almost all web servers as long as PHP is present and the web server has access to an IMAP and SMTP server.

                                                                                                                                                                        

 

SquirrelMail webmail outputs valid HTML 4.0 for its presentation, making it compatible with a majority of current web browsers. SquirrelMail webmail uses a plugin architecture to accommodate additional features around the core application, and over 200 plugins are available on the SquirrelMail website

In this post will show you how  to inst all SquirreMail in Ubuntu

First  Step install   the required  packages :

sudo  apt-get install squirrelmail courier-imap 

 

Then create the following symbolink…

ln -s /usr/share/squirrelmail/ /var/www/webmail

Configure SquirrelMail:

squirrelmail-configure


Main Menu --
1. Organization Preferences
2. Server Settings
3. Folder Defaults
4. General Options
5. Themes
6. Address Books
7. Message of the Day (MOTD)
8. Plugins
9. Database
10. Languages

D. Set pre-defined settings for specific IMAP servers

C Turn color on
S Save data
Q Quit

Command >>
<-- D
SquirrelMail Configuration : Read: config.php (1.4.0)
---------------------------------------------------------
Main Menu --
1. Organization Preferences
2. Server Settings
3. Folder Defaults
4. General Options
5. Themes
6. Address Books
7. Message of the Day (MOTD)
8. Plugins
9. Database
10. Languages

D. Set pre-defined settings for specific IMAP servers

C Turn color on
S Save data
Q Quit

Command >>
<-- D


SquirrelMail Configuration : Read: config.php
---------------------------------------------------------
While we have been building SquirrelMail, we have discovered some
preferences that work better with some servers that don't work so
well with others. If you select your IMAP server, this option will
set some pre-defined settings for that server.

Please note that you will still need to go through and make sure
everything is correct. This does not change everything. There are
only a few settings that this will change.

Please select your IMAP server:
bincimap = Binc IMAP server
courier = Courier IMAP server
cyrus = Cyrus IMAP server
dovecot = Dovecot Secure IMAP server
exchange = Microsoft Exchange IMAP server
hmailserver = hMailServer
macosx = Mac OS X Mailserver
mercury32 = Mercury/32
uw = University of Washington's IMAP server
gmail = IMAP access to Google mail (Gmail) accounts

quit = Do not change anything
Command >>
<-- courier


SquirrelMail Configuration : Read: config.php
---------------------------------------------------------
While we have been building SquirrelMail, we have discovered some
preferences that work better with some servers that don't work so
well with others. If you select your IMAP server, this option will
set some pre-defined settings for that server.

Please note that you will still need to go through and make sure
everything is correct. This does not change everything. There are
only a few settings that this will change.

Please select your IMAP server:
bincimap = Binc IMAP server
courier = Courier IMAP server
cyrus = Cyrus IMAP server
dovecot = Dovecot Secure IMAP server
exchange = Microsoft Exchange IMAP server
hmailserver = hMailServer
macosx = Mac OS X Mailserver
mercury32 = Mercury/32
uw = University of Washington's IMAP server

quit = Do not change anything
Command >> courier

imap_server_type = courier
default_folder_prefix = INBOX.
trash_folder = Trash
sent_folder = Sent
draft_folder = Drafts
show_prefix_option = false
default_sub_of_inbox = false
show_contain_subfolders_option = false
optional_delimiter = .
delete_folder = true

Press any key to continue...
<-- ENTER


SquirrelMail Configuration : Read: config.php (1.4.0)
---------------------------------------------------------
Main Menu --
1. Organization Preferences
2. Server Settings
3. Folder Defaults
4. General Options
5. Themes
6. Address Books
7. Message of the Day (MOTD)
8. Plugins
9. Database
10. Languages

D. Set pre-defined settings for specific IMAP servers

C Turn color on
S Save data
Q Quit

Command >>
<-- S


SquirrelMail Configuration : Read: config.php (1.4.0)
---------------------------------------------------------
Main Menu --
1. Organization Preferences
2. Server Settings
3. Folder Defaults
4. General Options
5. Themes
6. Address Books
7. Message of the Day (MOTD)
8. Plugins
9. Database
10. Languages

D. Set pre-defined settings for specific IMAP servers

C Turn color on
S Save data
Q Quit

Command >> S

Data saved in config.php
Press enter to continue...
<-- ENTER


SquirrelMail Configuration : Read: config.php (1.4.0)
---------------------------------------------------------
Main Menu --
1. Organization Preferences
2. Server Settings
3. Folder Defaults
4. General Options
5. Themes
6. Address Books
7. Message of the Day (MOTD)
8. Plugins
9. Database
10. Languages

D. Set pre-defined settings for specific IMAP servers

C Turn color on
S Save data
Q Quit

Command >>
<-- Q

 

open  browser  and  check the  config   http://ip/mail/src/configtest.php


Create users

First add Unix users  and  make  password,

Add users  mail :

Create a Maildir folder for “user”. A folder of this name must not exist.

 

/usr/lib/courier-imap/bin/maildirmake -S /home/user/Maildir

Create the “Notices” folder that is to be shared.

 

/usr/lib/courier-imap/bin/maildirmake -s write -f Notices /home/user/Maildir

Change owner and group if needed.

 

chown -R user_name.group_name /home/user/Maildir/.Notices

 

Change permissions for all to read and write.

chmod -R 2777 /home/user/Maildir

Add this to the file /usr/lib/courier-imap/etc/maildirshared so it appears for all users.

PublicFolders /home/user/Maildir/.Notices

Now you will have:

shared
-PublicFolders
-Notices

 

Dont  forget  to add  Maildir  to  /etc/postfix/main.cf



home_mailbox = Maildir/
mydestination = localdomain, localhost, localhost.localdomain, localhost, MYDOMAIN.XY
mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8, 192.168.1.0/24

Now login  and  enjoy   send  and  receive  emails :

 

ENJOY


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