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Not a fan of popup mail system.. alternatives?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by kingshoodlum, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. kingshoodlum

    kingshoodlum Registered

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    I recently acquired cPanel hosting for the first time and I noticed when setting up the emails, I have to log into the accounts using either [site].net:2095/ or [site].net/webmail/

    When I do this, it loads a quite annoying and unappealing site popup window prompting the username and password. I was wondering with cPanel if I could have it set up to make a page so that it's webform based instead of popup, such as hotmail, gmail etc. that way, I could have an attractive site layout and perhaps code it so that instead of having to type not only the user but the @site.net part, you could just do it Gmail style and type in the username and password, with the system already assuming the domain.


    Is this possible?

    If not. thats fine, but it's probably one of the only complaints i've encountered.


    Sincerely,
    Steve.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    If you give up the security of HTTP authentication for the convenience of Cookie based authentication (this can be done in WHM -> Server Configuration -> Tweak Settings), the user will be brought to a page governed by the login theme. You can edit the login theme as desired.

    This thread is a useful resource for customizing login themes: http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=74081

    Note, you can also use the source from http://cpanel.net/cpanel-login.phps to put a webmail login on an existing website as well.
     
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    You could also visit

    https://__YOUR__DOMAIN__NAME____HERE__:2096/login/?user=__YOUR_USERNAME__HERE__
     
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    kingshoodlum Registered

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    Thanks for the replies. However, I failed to explain how my cPanel account is, so I'm not even too sure I have WHM.


    Basically, I'm hosted by a site called WebSpaceUK.com. Theyre hosted by another site so my hosting is basically a set chunk of hosting off of a reseller. With this in mind, would I still be able to do what I request or does this now make everything you've suggested obsolete?


    I don't know where in my cPanel 'tweak settings' etc is.
     
  6. Rickvz

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    You will need to contact your webhost as they are the only ones that can access the settings that have been described. If your host is a reseller then they may have to contact their hosting company as it will require someone with root access to the server in order to change the setting (and it may well be against their policies as it would affect all accounts on the server.)
     
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    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    This worked for me:

    Code:
    http://example.com:2095/login/?user=username&pass=password
    
    Off-hand I'm not certain if it is dependent upon any tweak setting. But it did work, taking me to the webmail page on 11.18.0-S20595
     
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    It must, doesn't work here. I'll play around with it today and see if I can find out why. Thanks.
     

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