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Own squirrelmail

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by trout21, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. trout21

    trout21 Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to install my own system wide squirrelmail (the latest version) and not have to use the WHM / CPanel webmail at all. (I find it extremely insecure and not very easy to upgrade / mod).

    Can anyone shed some light on how to go about this?

    Can I install squirrelmail to /usr/share and expect everyones accounts to have access to it? (and everyones mailboxes to be stored within their account?) - Don't fully comprehend the ins and outs of a system wide install.

    Or do I have to put a copy of squirrelmail in the skeleton directory therefore giving everyone a copy of it? (Pain in the arse if I need to update anything system wide!)

    Thanks for any reply.
    trout.
     
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    casey Well-Known Member

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    i have done this too, all works very well, except that only the first 8 characters of a password are checked when logging in to webmail
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    i understand that this is to do with the imap login rather than squirrelmail, could someone more knowledgeable provide a clear and concise explanation.

    with the default cpanel squirrelmail install, you need your cpanel login to acces ssquirrelmail, which doesn't have this 8 character idiosyncracy.
     
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    xerophyte Well-Known Member

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    above will not work because, Cpanel rsync the squirrelmail code from the cpanle rsync server.

    so if you make any modification to that source tree, it will get wiped out on the next /scripts/upcp

    hope that helps
     
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    Just looking at a solution at the mo - will post an update shortly.
     
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    projectandrew Well-Known Member

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    I've now updated the HOW-TO - if you have previously followed this HOW-TO, please re-visit the article for some new changes, which will ensure your customizations won't get overwritten.

    Cheers!
     
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    Please read the article carefully before flaming. :rolleyes:

    There is one cPanel customization in SquirrelMail which is the cpanel_auth plugin (plus the normal config files). This module takes the HTTP authentication and uses it to automatically login to SquirrelMail. It does not get updated, since there is nothing new to add to it.

    Also, the original cPanel files are not overwritten, but stored in /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/squirrelmail.cpanel, hence if you need to revert back to the original version, just remove the squirrelmail symlink, and rename the folder back to squirrelmail.

    You'd think I was trying to poison people or something? :confused:
     
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    goodmove Well-Known Member

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    Your assumption is not valid for Squirrelmail. AFAIK, Cpanel has no special plug-ins for that program.
     
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    HOW-TO has now been updated for SquirrelMail 1.4.4-RC1.
     
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