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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by jdc, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. jdc

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    I've set up email accounts for my client's employees and I now need his employees to access their e-mail accounts via web mail, but the path appears to go through the cpanel which requires cpanel authorization.

    I'm looking for a url that wil give access to webmail for the url that would only require the user email and existing password.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    jdc
     
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    They can just go to http://example.com/webmail to login where example.com is the domain
     
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    Yes... but that redirects to port 2095. Problem is if you are behind a restrictive proxy, and many of us are, you won't be able to access webmail. Are the URLs/ways of accessing webmail on standard portts either 80 or 443?

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    Make sure to turn these two features on in Tweak Settings (the System section) in WHM:

    Add proxy VirtualHost to httpd.conf to automatically redirect unconfigured cpanel, webmail, webdisk and whm subdomains to the correct port (requires mod_rewrite and mod_proxy)

    Automatically create cpanel, webmail, webdisk and whm proxy subdomain DNS entries for new accounts. When this is initially enabled it will add appropriate proxy subdomain DNS entries to all existing accounts. (Use /scripts/proxydomains to reconfigure the DNS entries manually)


    These will allow your clients to go to webmail.domain.com and use their webmail over port 80.
     
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    Tom, this feature is not necessarily on by default. You'll need to contact your host/server owner for them to enable this feature as it makes changes to the Apache configuration files.
     
  7. tomi1122

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    As I am on a reseller account with access to cPanel/WHM I do not believe I have access to httpd.conf nor the often mentioned Tweak section in WHM. Should I have access to it by default?

    Thanx.

    Tom
     
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    Typically, but not always, resellers do not have access to these portions of the WHM interface or the server. This level of functionality is usually reserved for root-level users. It is customary for the root-level users to be staff of the hosting company from which you acquire your web hosting.
     
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    So a typical hosting company on cPanel, would one expect them to be willing to make the two changes like you have outlined or what they say it is too invasive into their baseline config.

    Tom
     
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    If they already have mod_proxy and mod_rewrite enabled, your hosting provider likely wont have any issues enabling this functionality.
     
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