Simple rezolution to domain.tld/webmail to mail.domain.tld

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by robilaur, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. robilaur

    robilaur New Member


    Many of u ar tryng to change the domain.tld/webmail to webmail.domain.tld.
    So I have tryed for adout a week to come up fith something ar the results.

    After installing squirrlemail there is a comand line in the how to install ISPConfi 3 tutorial and namely this
    ln -s /usr/share/squirrelmail/ /var/www/webmail
    . ok u can make that comand and configure you mail client. After that make a new client in ISPConfig with a new site and the domain webmail.domain.tld.
    After this the folder /var/clients/client(nr)/web(nr)/web is creted "where nr is number".
    ln -s /usr/share/squirrelmail/* /var/clients/client(nr)/web(nr)/web
    Now seting permisions
    chmod +x /var/lib/squirrelmail/*
    chown -R web(nr) /var/lib/squirrelmail
    So thats about it.

    Hope it works for u to.

    If this works send some feedback or thanx :D
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  2. Up2NoGood

    Up2NoGood New Member

    Some additions

    Hi All

    Firstly thank you Robilaur for this great post, I have been trying for a while to sort this. I hope you do not mind but may I make some additions to your post that may help others that are trying to achieve this and also enable Squirrelmail over HTTPS.

    firstly I have posted my system spec so that if any one has similar then they will now that this works:

    Debian 5 Lenny
    ISPConfig 3 RC2
    Falkos (Perfect server setup for the above operating system)

    I followed Robilaurs instructions but just to clarify some things.

    ln -s /usr/share/squirrelmail/* :/var/clients/client(nr)/web(nr)/web
    On a Dabian system you have to include /www in the symlink.

    ln -s /usr/share/squirrelmail/* :/var/www/clients/client(nr)/web(nr)/web
    Also following Squirellmail's recommendations the command:
    chmod +x /var/lib/squirrelmail/*
    Should be:
    chmod 775 /var/lib/squirrelmail/
    And you should also change the permissions of the users .pref folder otherwise you will get an error when trying to log in

    So change the .pref folder to:
    chmod 664
    Now if you enable a site to have SSL then create an SSL certificate for it.

    now create a redirect by selecting redirect type (R) and redirecting to Https:// This means that if a user types in Http by accident it will auto direct to Https.

    You can now delete the old /webmail folder as it is no longer used.
    rm -r /var/www/webmail
    That's it.... just for cleanliness sake only, restart Apache just to be on the safe side
    /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
    I hope this clarifies a few things and also helps out others in the same boat.

  3. Antennipasi

    Antennipasi ISPConfig Developer

    this is due recent change of default webfolder location.
    change was made 02-Mar-2009. if one has not updated from SVN after that, Robilaur's original symlink works.
  4. robilaur

    robilaur New Member

    Hy all..... well thanx for the addition that u made...i was hoping that some of u whould come with additions so ve can make this work as good as it can.
    Thanx again
  5. id10t

    id10t Member

    Even better would be a rewrite rule on the webserver level -

    RewriteEngine on
    RewriteCond    %{REQUEST_FILENAME}  -d
    RewriteRule    ^(.+[^/])$           $1/  [R]
    RewriteRule   ^/webmail/ [R,L]
    Stick this in the "optional" section at the bottom of the site page in ispconfig and it will take all requests to a directory with no trailing / (this converts /webmail to /webmail/), and then takes /webmail/, and /webmail/* and redirects them to
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009

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