Setup of Roundcube Webmail 0.5.x on Ubuntu 10.10


*[Sieve]: Sieve: filtering language
*[Openmailadmin]: IMAP management frontend
*[IMAP Idle]: Immediate notification of users about any mailbox changes
*[IMAP]: IMAP: Internet message access protocol
*[Roundcube]: Roundcube: browser-based IMAP client
*[SASL]: Simple Authentication and Security Layer
*[MTA]: Mail Transfer Agent

This is a follow-up article on the previous post on how to Migrate IMAP Accounts from one Server to another.

Roundcube is a very decent browser-based IMAP client with an application-like UI.

Retrieving Roundcube package

As Roundcube is under heavy development, the Ubuntu packages are quickly outdated. Therefore, we download the most recent package from the Roundcube project page .

Download the linked tar.gz-archive into `/var/www`:

cd /var/www && wget {copied_download_link}
tar xzf {downloaded_file}.tar.gz && mv roundcubemail-0.5.1 roundcubemail

Creating necessary SQL tables

The next step is to create the SQL tables. Do is as follows:

cd /var/www/roundcubemail
mysql -u root -p # enter MySQL's root-user password
CREATE DATABASE roundcubemail /*!40101 CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci */;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON roundcubemail.* TO roundcube@localhost \
IDENTIFIED BY '{choose_your_password}';
mysql -u root -p roundcubemail < SQL/mysql.initial.sql

Adjusting Roundcube config-files

Now, the Roundcube configuration needs to know about the whereabouts of its database. Therefore, edit the according file `config/`. First create a local copy of the `dist` file:

cd /var/www/roundcubemail
cp config/ config/

Replace "pass" with Roundcube's database password in the following line:

$rcmail_config['db_dsnw'] = 'mysql://roundcube:pass@localhost/roundcubemail';

Now, create the second relevant configuration file, ``:

cp config/ config/

To use Roundcube for your locally installed server, enter `localhost` in the following line:

$rcmail_config['default_host'] = '';

There are loads of other configuration options in ``, giving the possibility to tweak the very last bit of Roundcube. You might want to read the according comments in the config file which describe them in detail.

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