Support for other Webmail programs (HORDE)

Discussion in 'Feature Requests' started by pontifex, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. pontifex

    pontifex New Member

    Hi everyone,
    as i read in the information considering the ispConfig tool currently only one webmail client is supported.

    would it be possible to add a dir to every web so that every domain has it is own webmail interface.

    It would be a great if horde could be a part of the ispconfig tool (or howto how to setup horde in combinationen with the tool).

  2. domino

    domino New Member

    I'll be trying to install Horde and IMP (if needed). If horde is just a normal script which relies on postfix, I don't see why we can't install it in each web users' directory if absolutely needed.
  3. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    I am interested in IMP or Squirrelmail too,

    I used to use it with other ISPconfig - like tools. I can install it, I'djust like to know how I can get a link into ISPconfig so one installation works for every domain/reseller/client - as far as I have seen, uebimiau works the same way? (only one installation for all?)
  4. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    what is the easiest and best solution to get one install of squirrelmail working for every hosted domain?

    I once saw a solution like :

    ServerAlias mail.*
    ServerAdmin [email protected]
    DocumentRoot /var/www/webmail
    but I had some problems with that. Should that generally work this way? Do I have to set it up manually or can one do that with ispconfig frontend?

    Anyone already using another webmailer? how did you do it?
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    You can simply set up a web site in ISPConfig, like for example, and in that web site you install your application (e.g. Squirrelmail). You can then share it with everybody by telling them the URL...
  6. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    yes but it would be much better if any domain I am hosting would automatically have its own I mean it would point to the same webmailer in fact but the links from every domain would work.

    whats the most clean solution to do this?
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Whenever you create a new web site you also create a sudomain under Co-Domains and forward it to the webmailer.
  8. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    ok, I tried it:

    created a new site with and forwarded to it via url but it is noit transparent: the url changes! and what about traffic? I have to set traffic limits for the mail. domain, sopplvisiting their webmailwon't get their trafficcounted...

    please have a lookat my proposal further up: something like ServerAlias mail.*

    I am trying to get it transparent but I am not an apache guru, anyone done it so far? I know I could set it up as an alias like this:

    Alias /webmail /var/www/webmail
    <Directory /var/www/webmail>
      php_flag register_globals off
      Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
      <IfModule mod_dir.c>
        DirectoryIndex index.php
    but then it would be

    the problem with the manual setup of the mail.* example I gave was that it was catching all domains that were not explicitly set on my server, I think I saw a similar post here somewhere concerned about the order of virtualhosts...

    I think I have to look that up again
  9. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    oh and by the way where could I include this vhost manually if Iwould try mail.* ?
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    In your httpd.conf, sometimes it's also called apache.conf or apache2.conf. Run
    httpd -V
    to find out where it is.
  11. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    sorry, I did not really give you much info: I am running debian 3.1 and using apache2 as it comes with ispconfig.

    I am familiar with apache but not yet with apache2. I saw there is actually no httpd.conf but a apache2.conf if I am not mistaken (am at work right now, can*t check) and I also saw that there is an included vhost.conf where ispconfig writes to, I just did not want to mess with it as there was no write below this line ;-))

    so I can just edit the apache2.conf and add my mail.* wirtualhost there?

    I am a little bit astonished, as it seems I am the only one interested in having a catch the http request and redirect to the same folder without changing the url AND maybe trafficking this traffic,... ?
  12. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Yes, right! :)
  13. domino

    domino New Member

    :) Don't be. I am interested in subdomains as well. I just wanted to see where this thread goes before I try it and ask questions later. I'm the only client on my server server so I don't ask too much demands on myself :p.
  14. Ovidiu

    Ovidiu Active Member

    by the way, I have seen a lot of new mail services springing up like gmail, yahoo mail etc.

    new meaning having this slick new webinterface with drag 'n drop and all these new features.

    I think the technique is called ajax or so, anyway that doesn't matter, I was just curious if there is a free webmailer with all these cool new features?
  15. rayit

    rayit Member

    Other webmail client

    I installed nocc on a server, for the users who can not connect to port 81(because of company policies)
    I had to add them manually to the config file of nocc.
    It's not the nicest solution...but works nicely


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