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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by abubin, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. abubin

    abubin Well-Known Member

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    Anyone can recommend a good webbased email client that works on cpanel?

    I want to be able to use port 80 for normal email access. Don't want cpanel's stupid port number thingie. Want to replace horde (slow) and squirrelmail (ugly). I was using horde previously by installing horde bridge script. This scripts doesn't seems to work with new version of horde. And the author no longer updating this script.

    I am looking for a freeware email software that works fast and can work with cpanel exim without any problems.

    What you guys recommend? Possibly a howto guide on installation.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    jandafields Well-Known Member

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    Squirrelmail is great, but yes it is not sightly. I just started using NutsMail. It is the same code as squirrelmail, but has very nice new skins. It adds a lot of functionality "out-of-the-box" like calendar, pop3, notes, flags, spam blocker, etc...

    I got the bluehive skin, and I really like it. It was around $30, and well worth it to me.

    Just go to their website:
    http://nutsmail.com/
     
  3. abubin

    abubin Well-Known Member

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    nah...not going to pay for anything cause there are good enough free stuffs.

    Anyway, roundcube seems to be the best choice at the moment. But most of the installation I found are either standard installation or integration to cpanel.

    Anyone have a howto for installing roundcube as stand alone for cpanel?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Roundcube should be automatically detected by cPanel 11 if you install it.
     
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    Hello
    As to intall Roundcube in VPS?
    Have tutorial?
    thank´s
     
  6. abubin

    abubin Well-Known Member

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    Care to elaborate on this?

    Does that means I could install roundcube using standard tutorials?

    Does that means cpanel will tie a port to roundcube instead of serving it with apache? Does it work like phpmyadmin, where I just have the whole installation on a website folder and edit some config files?

    FYI, I am still using cpanel 10. Do not want to upgrade to cpanel11 until all the problems especially with emails are solved.
     
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    jandafields Well-Known Member

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    What problems with email? Maildir in CPanel 11 works wonderful! Many many reports of success, and the ones having problems are mostly the ones using the old mbox version.
     
  8. abubin

    abubin Well-Known Member

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    i am not sure if I am using maildir or mbox but if I remember correctly, there was a time when cpanel had a script to convert all mbox to maildir due to some bug in mbox. I think I did that already.

    But there are problems with spamassassin and mailscanner and perl version. Some header problems and people not getting email work due to changes in spamassassin. Eventhough there seems to be no more post of such problems, I still have problems with apache 2 and mysql 5. My sites have not being on these platforms. Might not run properly. So, will have to hold off on the upgrade.

    Anyway, anyone have the howto to install standalone roundcube? Or at least just confirm that I can install using standard method.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    I've never done a Roundcube installation myself, but you should be able to use the standard tutorials and cPanel/WHM automatically detect it.

    When it works with cPanel/WHM, it is intended to work with the cPanel Webmail interface so when you login and see the option for Squirrelmail and Horde, you will then also see an option for Roundcube.

    You install this on the server for server-wide use, not for individual websites (like a manual phpMyAdmin install).
     
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    Now you are holding off because your sites may not run properly on MySql5 and Apache2???

    Those are optional things, and they are not installed by default. You would have to go in manually and force them to update. Updating to CPanel 11 will not affect those things at all. Just read the CP11 install notes and you shouldn't have problems.
     
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    In that case, where do I install it? Which folder?

    The thing is, I do not want it to be integrated into cpanel because I want to use port 80 for roundcube. Cpanel's webmail all uses non-http port for access which is causing lots of problems to people limited by firewall in their company. That's the reason I wanted to install roundcube in the first place.

    How do I make cpanel not detect roundcube? Any suggestion on which folder to install it?
     
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    Looks like the new functionality is shot. Squirrelmail disappears and Roundcube is detected when I didn't have it installed, and it just shows "No input file specified" which is probably due to the fact that the files don't exist.
     
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    I couldn't wait anymore so I just install it.

    Good things is, it works!! Just follow the standard installation and it will work just like that. I installed it in one of my domain but it will work for all domains since I am using root password to access mysql.

    Upon using it, I find the features to be quite promising although it's a little lacking due to it being new and still in development. The main problem is that it is unable to import address book from horde or squirrelmail. Not even manual import feature available. Have to add one by one. Urh. Other than that, everything is pretty good!! It's fast. Much faster than squirrelmail because of it's Ajax implementation. Looking forward to future versions.

    As for now, I am glad that I don't need to deal with cpanel's stupid port 2095 for webmails. I do not understand why they can't move webmails to port 80.
     
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    You can always use cpanelproxy get the the odd-number port stuff through port 80.

    I like that it's not on port 80, and uses a separate http server. So no matter how much I dick around with Apache, WHM/cPanel will always be available to let me fix it up
     
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    I know a lot of people uses cpanelproxy. I have tried cpanelproxy few years back. I didn't like it then. Maybe cause I don't feel it can be a good enough solution thus I went for hordebridge.

    Now that hordebridge is no longer updated and compatible, I went for manual installation of roundcube which, in my context works perfectly for me. Now, just hope that the roundcube team can speed up their new features implementation.
     
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    We shouldn't have to use a third party program to use webmail on port 80. Cpanel is lacking on this issue for sure.
     
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    I'm totaly agree. We even consider to leave C-panel due to the port 80 problem. We and our customers need to be able to access webmail from behind a firewall. And we dont want any "special fix" of third party plugin that will end up in problem later and even might will be a security problem along the way. So please, could anyone at cpanel quickly respond if there is a standard solution or if you are working on it, and if so, do you have a time table for that?

    Kind regards
    Mike
     
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    Does this roundcube install also show up in the cpanel webmail interface?
     
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