UMPL for Xmailserver 2.7

 

Introduction

Many Sysadmins have to solve the problem of giving customers the abilty of creating, modifying and deleting email-users on their own. For such needs of virtual email hosting Xmailserver is a really good choice. This article covers how to install and configure the umpl-xmail webmail and admintool which helps to make the postmasters live easier.
umpl-xmail is intented to be used on any Linux / BSD Plattform (designed for Linux/Apache). The code should also work on windows-servers but you will have to search for bugs on your own.
If you have questions about umpl-xmail feel free to contact me at schmidt_nospam_@waaf.net.


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Features

After the installation you are able to use the following features (multilingual):

Root-Interface: Domain-Postmaster Interface: User Interface:
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Software needed before starting

You have to install several components before you start. Without these software working umpl-xmail will not work.

 

XmailServer

Get the latest sources of xmailserver at http://www.xmailserver.org/. I suggest using the Linux RPM:

For more information about installing xmailserver try the xmailserver howto: http://www.geocities.com/xmailearn/.

 

MySQL

if your system has not yet got a running MySQL-Server you find instructions on the following site: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/

 

Apache Webserver

If your system has no webserver installed i suggest to install the Apache Linux RPM of your distribution.

 

PHP

Get the latest sources of PHP at http://www.php.net/downloads.php.


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Installing umpl-code

This is the description for first-time installation. If you want update an existing umpl-xmail installation you can go to the next point.
Get the latest sources of umpl-xmail at http://dev.waaf.net/xmail/download.html and untar it.

At the following these variables are used (Change if needed - at least the passwords!):

 

Xmailserver

For the communication with xmailserver you have to add an control-account. This is done by the following steps:

* does require Linux Bash. (does NOT work with csh ...)  

MySQL-Database

You have to add a user for mysql and create some tables (simply cut and paste!):

 

Installation of Files / Directories

I use /home/umpl_xmail as doc-root for the webpages - change it to your needs!


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Updating umpl-code

This is the description for updating an existing umpl-xmail installation (Version 2.1 to 2.4).
Get the latest sources of umpl-xmail at http://dev.waaf.net/xmail/download.html and untar it.
Upgrading from 2.6 does not need database modifications!
At the following these variables are used (Change if needed - at least the passwords!):

 

MySQL-Database

You have (perhaps) to create some tables (simply cut and paste!):

 

Installation of Files / Directories

I use /home/umpl_xmail as doc-root for the webpages - change it to your needs!


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Misc

If you have any questions or problems about umpl-xmail feel free to contact me at the following adress:

Achim Schmidt
waaf.net computing
Haster Strasse 42
DE 49191 Belm
schmidt_NOSPAM_@waaf.net
(remove _NOSPAM_)

 

Getting startet

After having installed umpl-xmail you can start like that:

· log in at /root using user root and the pw root_pw.
· create domain.com with pw test and a quota of 20 users and 100MB.
· log in at /index.php using user: root@domain.com and pw test.
· navigate to root-admin and you can create a user willi@domain.com with pw test2 and a quota of 10 MB
· now you can log in as user willi@domain.com with pw test2 at /index.php
· the non-root users can't access root-admin but use webmail, forwarding, etc.

Thats the system - hope you enjoy it!

 

Files / Directories

/ 					# install-dir
	/ *.php				# PHP-Files Enduser-Interface
	/user_data.php			# data for Xmail & MySQL
	/root_*.php			# PHP-Files Postmaster-Admin

		/inc/ *			# include-Files for Postmaster & Enduser-Interface

		/img/ *			# images

	/root/ 				# Root-Admin
		/root/ *.php		# PHP-Dateien Root-Admin
		/root/class*		# Include-Files for Root-Interface

		/root/img/ * 		# images
	
	/tmp/*				# tmp files used by webmail (attachements)
	
	/howto.html			# html-documentation	
	/README				# text-documentation
	/INSTALL			# text-install-documentation
	/LICENSE			# text-gpl
 

License

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
For more details see: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

If you want to say thanks to the author you can do this by sending e.g. a picture postcard ;-)

 

Changelog

2002-04-19: Initial release

2002-04-21: Version 2.1
added POP3 Client
added Multilingual dialogs

2002-04-22: Version 2.2
added handling of Alias Domains

2002-05-01: Version 2.3
added Quotas for Domains (Diskspace & Mailboxes)

2002-05-17: Version 2.4
minor bugfixes at aliasdomains and sending mail
completly new session management

2002-08-29: Version 2.5
added spanish dialogs
completly new mailclient (No IMAP-Lib needed anymore)
added spam-blocker with Senders filter
added feature of deleting more than one message at once
added 'register_globals = Off' compatibility
added new documentation

2002-10-15: Version 2.6
added italian dialogs
some bugfixes at the mailclient (unquoting of ' and ")
some bugfixes in postmaster-admin (you can't delete user root anymore)
some bugfixes at the documentation

2003-02-13: Version 2.7
added dutch dialogs
minor bugfixes at session-management
minor bugfixes at inbox-overview (can be ordered now)

 

Credits

Thanks to those people:



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2003-02-13 Achim Schmidt


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