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How to install Roundcube on squeeze

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Roundcube is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. It provides full functionality you expect from an e-mail client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking.

Installation is easy in Debian but the application is pretty outdated in the squeeze apt repository so you may want to install the latest version manually instead. You can download the source from Sourceforge.

1. Install roundcube

apt-get install roundcube roundcube-mysql

2. Configure apache (pico /etc/apache2/conf.d/roundcube)

Alias /roundcube/program/js/tiny_mce/ /usr/share/tinymce/www/
Alias /roundcube /var/lib/roundcube

3. For some reason the default language is set to ar_SA. Change it to English (pico /var/lib/roundcube/config/main.inc.php)

$rcmail_config['language'] = 'en_US';

4. Restart apache

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now you can access Roundcube on this location: http://yourserver/roundcube

Comments 8
  • Jean
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    Jean Jean

    Author

    This works perfectly. Thank you.
    Note you only can login on roundcube if you are running an imap mail server.
    Also Roundcube’s login screen will ask for a server, you have to enter your mail server here, e.g.:
    mail.myserver.org


  • Jean
    Posted on

    Jean Jean

    Author

    Another tip: use the Debian backports for Squeeze to get a newer version of Roundcube. It works great.


  • John Nguyen
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    John Nguyen John Nguyen

    Author

    how do you deploy this multiple vhost accounts with different domains?


  • Mario Nava
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    Mario Nava Mario Nava

    Author

    great, you saved my day.


  • Robert
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    Robert Robert

    Author

    You might like to try “dpkg-reconfigure roundcube-core”
    this will reconfigure roundcube i.e. choose language, and reconfigure apache, mysql automatically.


  • Anobitous
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    Anobitous Anobitous

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    @John Nguyen
    Copy/paste the two Alias lines in the corresponding vhost if you have several domains.


  • yashim
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    yashim yashim

    Author

    sorry for budging in.. http://yourserver/roundcube comes up with a page with :
    Username
    Password
    Server

    How does one create the default login credentials?


  • yashim
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    yashim yashim

    Author

    Never mind – forgot to set up my IMAP server.