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janron 9th December 2008 09:29

Help reading root user's email via webmail...
 
Hi

I have followed the Fedora 9 Perfect Server tutorial and installed ISPConfig accordingly.
I then have installed the Telaen webmail package I got from the ISPConfig download section.

Everything works as intended, but I need some help in logging into Telaen with the server root user to view the emails that was sent to root.

Thank you

till 9th December 2008 11:00

Normally you dont read the root users email directly and izt is not recommended to read root users email as this means to send the root password unencrypted oder the internet while logging in. Instead you can use /etc/aliases to redirect the email for the root user to your naormal mailbox user.

janron 9th December 2008 11:22

Ah, I see, thank you Till.

How would you recommend to do the following?
  1. Create an administrator mail account on the server.
  2. Set the email addresses within ISPConfig to the newly created administrator account, instead of having it as root@localhost
  3. Put a forwarding rule in /etc/aliases to send root's mail to this new administrator account.
  4. Create login credentials for new admin account in Telaen to read email - this I have trouble with.

Thank you
Jannie

till 9th December 2008 11:34

The steps are:

1) Create a user account in ISPConfig on the email & user tab of a website.
2) Put a forwarding rule in /etc/aliases to send root's mail to this new administrator account.

Do not create any accounts elsewere outside of ISPConfig.

janron 9th December 2008 12:09

Great! Thank you, Till and I also do appreciate your quick replies.


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