HOWTO: Install Squirrelmail on Linux | RHEL 6 | CentOS 6 | Ubuntu | 32-Bit | 64-Bit | x86_64

Hello,

SquirrelMail is an Open Source project that provides both a web-based email application and an IMAP proxy server.

The webmail portion of the project was started by Nathan and Luke Ehresman in 1999 and is written in the PHP scripting language. It can be installed on almost all web servers as long as PHP is present and the web server has access to an IMAP and SMTP server.

SquirrelMail webmail outputs valid HTML 4.0 for its presentation, making it compatible with a majority of current web browsers. SquirrelMail webmail uses a plugin architecture to accommodate additional features around the core application, and over 200 plugins are available on the SquirrelMail website

To Read More about Squirrelmail :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SquirrelMail

Squirrelmail is one of the best Web Mail which is available for Linux.

Squirrelmail is very famous and easy to use and Squirrelmail is completely Free and Open Source.

You can easily send/receive e-mails using this squirrelmail. This Article will show you steps to install Webmail on RHEL 6 / CentOS 632-bit and 64-Bit and Ubuntu.

Installing Squirrelmail on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 .CentOS 6 and Ubuntu  is very easy only just few Steps and you are done.

Please perform following steps to Install Squirrelmail on RHEL / CentOS 6 32-bit and 64-Bit ( X86_64 ) :-

1. You need to be root to Install RPM Packages.

2. Install EPEL Repository for RHEL / CentOS 6.x :-

For 32-Bit and 64-Bit (x86_64) :-

[root@tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux ~]# wget http://tejasbarot.com/RPMs/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm

If you Want to Download Via Browser You can click on Above Link.

3. Execute Following command to install php-mbstring Package for Squirrelmail.

Package php-mbstring for RHEL 6.x / CentOS 6.x :-

For 32-Bit :-

[root@tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux ~]# wget http://tejasbarot.com/RPMs/php-mbstring-5.3.3-3.el6_2.8.i686.rpm

If you want to Download Via Browser You can click on Above Link.

For 64-Bit ( X86_64) :-

[root@tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux ~]# wget http://tejasbarot.com/RPMs/php-mbstring-5.3.3-3.el6_2.8.x86_64.rpm

If you want to Download Via Browser You can click on Above Link.

4. Now Execute Following command to Install SquirrelMail :-

[root@tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux ~]# yum install squirrelmail

5. Once above command execute successfully please restart webserver.

[root@tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux ~]# service httpd restart

6. To Open SquirrelMail. Point your browser to <your-ip-address>/webmail

7. That’s it. It is now done for RHEL / CentOS 6.x 32-Bit and 64-Bit (x86_64)

Please perform following steps to Install Squirrelmail on Ubuntu :-

1. You need to be root access via sudo or direct.

2. sudo apt-get install squirrelmail

3. Once above command execute successfully please restart webserver.

[root@tejas-barot-ahmedabad-linux ~]# service httpd restart

4. To Open SquirrelMail. Point your browser to <your-ip-address>/webmail

5. That’s it. It is now done for Ubuntu. Its very easy to install on Ubuntu.

Note :- On Ubuntu, I have tested only once so it is possible you might get some issues / difficulties, Please post comment if you have difficulties for any issues with this howto.

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