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Below are the installation instructions for the Mailuser plugins for Roundcube mail 0.3.x combined with ISPconfig 3.

Table of contents
  • Installation instructions
  • Troubleshooting and FAQ
    • (SOAP) Errors
    • Subversion (SVN)
    • Support
    • Other
  • Current Plugins Status
    • Current plugins included
    • Current languages supported
  • Disclaimer

Installation instructions
Assuming you have already installed Roundcube, follow the instructions below. If not, please download and install roundcube from

Make sure you are using the latest ISPconfig. (Currently Check for update instructions to

Go to your ISPconfig panel and add a new remote user. (Tab "servers" > "Remote users") Don't tick any of the function checkboxes and remember the user's details.

Go to PHPmyAdmin and execute the following MySQL-query on your ispconfig database. Don't forget to edit the remote username in the query.
UPDATE `remote_user` SET `remote_functions` = 'mail_user_get,mail_user_update,mail_alias_get,mail_forward_get,mail_forward_add,mail_forward_update,mail_spamfilter_user_get,mail_spamfilter_user_add,mail_spamfilter_user_update,mail_fetchmail_get,mail_fetchmail_add,mail_fetchmail_update,mail_fetchmail_delete,mail_user_filter_get,mail_user_filter_add,mail_user_filter_update,mail_user_filter_delete' WHERE `remote_user`.`remote_username` = '<<REMOTE USERNAME>>' LIMIT 1 ;
Note that the SVN version is the most up-to-date version of the plugins and should at any time be preferred over the archived form. Old (archived) versions which are online can harm or misconfigure your system and are NOT supported!

Now download the latest ispconfig3-plugin package for roundcube 0.3.x. SVN users can check out

The following is NOT necessary if you use an archived form of the plugins. Please skip to step 5 if you are.

Commands if one uses SVN to install:

Make sure you're in your Roundcube root directory.
cd plugins
svn co .
Don't forget the "." (period) at the end of the second command, or it could be creating a directory called "/trunk/". Obviously, this is not what we want.

Commands if one uses SVN to update:

Make sure you're in your Roundcube root directory.
cd plugins
svn up .
Don't forget the "." (period) at the end of the second command, or it could be creating a directory called "/trunk/". Obviously, this is not what we want.

Skip this step if you have used SVN to update/install the plugins.
Unarchive the folders ispconfig3_x to the plugin folder of your roundcube installation. (/plugins)

Copy the file "" to "".

In the configfile of the "ispconfig3_account" (/plugins/ispconfig3_account/config/ fill in your details:
PHP Code:
['remote_soap_user'] = '<<REMOTE USERNAME>>';
$rcmail_config['remote_soap_pass'] = '<<REMOTE PASSWORD>>';
$rcmail_config['soap_url'] = 'http://<<YOUR SERVER>>:8080/remote/';

Change the port (set to "8080" by default) if necessary and please note that when using SSL to access ISPconfig panel, use "https://" instead of "http://".

For example, if your username is "Santa", your password is "Claus", your server's domain is "" (Or you can use an IP), your ISPconfig panel is accessed through port 1111, and you are not using SSL, your configuration would be:
PHP Code:
['remote_soap_user'] = 'Santa';
$rcmail_config['remote_soap_pass'] = 'Claus';
$rcmail_config['soap_url'] = '';

In the configfile of roundcube (/config/ look for this:
PHP Code:
// List of active plugins (in plugins/ directory)
$rcmail_config['plugins'] = array(); 
If other plugins are already enabled, add the following plugins to the array:
, "ispconfig3_account", "ispconfig3_autoreply", "ispconfig3_pass", "ispconfig3_spam", "ispconfig3_fetchmail", "ispconfig3_filter"
Otherwise, replace it with the following:
PHP Code:
// List of active plugins (in plugins/ directory)
$rcmail_config['plugins'] = array("ispconfig3_account""ispconfig3_autoreply""ispconfig3_pass""ispconfig3_spam""ispconfig3_fetchmail""ispconfig3_filter"); 
Any plugins that you want disabled, are to be removed from this line. For instance, if you do not wish to have "ispconfig3_pass" (password changer) enabled, omit ""ispconfig3_pass", ". It would then look like this:
PHP Code:
// List of active plugins (in plugins/ directory)
$rcmail_config['plugins'] = array("ispconfig3_account""ispconfig3_autoreply" "ispconfig3_spam""ispconfig3_fetchmail""ispconfig3_filter"); 
A new tab ("Accounts") should now be visible on your settings page in Roundcube, displaying all plugins enabled in step 8.

Good luck!

Troubleshooting and FAQ
(SOAP) Errors:
Q: I get an error "Soap Error no client with id $client_id found" when applying settings.
A: Please refer to for a workaround for this problem. (Warning: Code modifications are NOT supported, this is just a workaround until this problem is solved. Use at your own risk!)

Q: I get an error "Soap Error: you do not have permission to access this function roundcube" when using the plugins.
A: You probably haven't configured the permissions for the remote ISPconfig user yet. Please refer to steps 2 and 3 of the instructions.

Q: I get an error "Soap error : The login failed, username and password was wrong" when using the plugins.
A: You probably haven't configured the permissions for the remote ISPconfig user yet. Please refer to step 2 of the instructions.

Q: I'm getting an error "Soap Error: No user with username <yourusername> found." when applying settings using the plugins.
A: Your remote user doesn't exist. Please refer to step 2 of the instructions.

Q: I get an error "SERVICE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE! Error No. [524]" when using the plugins.
A: There's a plugin enabled that is not available, please refer to step 8 of the instructions and check if only available plugins are in the array. If neccessary, delete any entries that are not available in your /plugins/ directory.

Subversion (SVN):
Q: The SVN command co and up won't work for me.
A: Try using the SVN commands checkout and update instead of co and up respectively.

Q: SVN is not creating any folders.
A: Check if the issued SVN command ends with a ".". Refer to step 4 of the instructions.

Q: I've used an archived form of the plugins before but now I want to update using SVN.
A: Refer to

Q: Will the plugins be supported in my language?
A: Please check language support below.

Q: Is ISPconfig x.x.x or Roundcube x.x.x also supported?
A: Currently only versions of these programs mentioned in the instructions are supported. Feel free to edit the plugin code to fit it to your own needs though.

Q: After I changed some settings using the plugins, changes don't immediately take effect.
A: ISPConfig3 is using a Cronjob which runs every minute. So every change; password, autoreply, spamfilter, etc. takes effect after 1 min.

Q: Can I make a function/plugin request?
A: Feel free to do so. Please leave your comments/request in this topic.

Q: Do you guys get paid for all this?
A: Erm... No... just enjoy... Thanks would be nice. (Especially to Horfic since he did all the hard work... I just get to write about it )

Current Plugins Status (As last updated instructions revision 49)
Current plugins included:
  • Account overview (ispconfig3_account)
  • Fetchmail management (ispconfig3_fetchmail)
  • Autoreply management (ispconfig3_autoreply)
  • Spamfilter settings management (ispconfig3_spam)
  • Password management (ispconfig3_pass)
  • Mail User Filter management (ispconfig3_filter)

Current languages supported:
  • Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR)
  • Dutch (nl_NL)
  • English (en_US)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • German (de_DE)
  • Italian (it_IT)
  • Polish (pl_PL)
  • Slovenian (sl_SI) (Filter missing)
  • Spanish (es_ES)
  • Swedish (sv_SE)

Complete - One missing or incomplete - Two or more missing or incomplete


If you can translate in any language not mentioned above, please post your translation in this topic. It will be uploaded to the SVN repository as soon as possible. A clean english language file can be found in the /plugins/ispconfig3_*/localization folders of each plugin. Thanks in advance for the effort made!

Neither of the authors of the different parts of the plugins or the installation instructions are responsible for any harm/damage done to your system or any other problems as a result of using these plugins downloaded in either the SVN or any other copy otherwise obtained. By downloading and using the plugins, you agree to the fact that usage of the plugins, it's individual language packs, configuration files and installation instructions is at your sole risk and no responsibility can be taken by any of the authors.

However if any problems do somehow emerge, please do feel free to ask for help in this topic and we'll see what we can do for you!

Last edited by NeeChee; 7th April 2010 at 17:16. Reason: Added languages for rev. 50
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