Web based email

jcaleb

New Member
is it possible to install my own web based email, without having those panels like ehcp, cpanel, kloxo?
 

HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
Doesn't apt-get install roundcube (if it's Debian-based) work?  I can honestly say I never have tried anything like that but...  
 

XFS_Duke

XFuse Solutions, LLC
Verified Provider
I'd say just install RoundCube in a subdomain on your site and you'll be good to go... Get some nice themes too :)
 

Mun

Never Forget
roundcube should be downloaded IMO, but there is also squirrelmail, and a few others.

I personally user roundcube.
 

jcaleb

New Member
how to setup mx records? is it just 1 entry and put any number in the priority and then the ip address of my server?
 

jcaleb

New Member
when i do apt-get install roundcube, it will install dependencies? or install first sendmail and such?
 

ihatetonyy

New Member
On MX, yeah, just one entry - put your priority to 1, then the IP of your server.

When you install roundcube via apt-get, it'll just install the PHP script. You need to/can (depending on how you want to look at it) install your own mail servers beforehand - sendmail or postfix + dovecot or courier.

There's also iRedmail (http://www.iredmail.org/download.html) which pretty much handles it all -- installing Postfix, Dovecot, PHP, MySQL, Apache, Roundcube.. -- so you don't need to muck with configurations and stuff
 

Marc M.

Phoenix VPS
Verified Provider
how much ram does it need for roundcube? is 256mb okay? im just a single user.
@jcaleb should be plenty :)

I used RoundCube before switching to Google Apss and loved it. It's very leightweight and pleasant to work with, and if you get into it's config deep enough it has a cool email password changing feature that generates strong hashes.
 
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Marc M.

Phoenix VPS
Verified Provider
compatible with nginx right?
@jcaleb back in the day I was using it with Apache, but I don't see why it wouldn't be. Basically what it boils down to with Nginx is that people need to write their own rewrite rules instead of relying on .htaccess files. However most PHP applications do the rewriting internally, so you only have to do the bare minimum. Short answer: yes.
 

Maximum_VPS

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Verified Provider
A good full blown mail server setup is "Iredmail", make sure to have a gigabyte of ram though.
 
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perennate

New Member
Verified Provider
Hard to beat desktop mail clients, but RoundCube and Horde Mail work. The latter has lots of random features that may be useful, including automatic mail filters.
 

jcaleb

New Member
I may just want to use thunderbird for mail. What should be the steps to install a mailserver? any links you can recommend for imap and smtp? i can see some in google, but i cant find how to add user so i can start using email service.

is mailserver also related to reverse dns?
 
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