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I have an Ubuntu server with postfix installed.

How can I set up a simple webmail package, so I can send email from a web interface to and from the local accounts and gmail?

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A simple solution is squirrel mail:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Squirrelmail

Certainly not the best web mail client ever, but easy to set up and reliable. A more fance client is roundcube. The roundcube package is included in the multiverse repository.

Both solutions need an IMAP mail delivery agent. So you might need the dovecot-postfix package or something similar.

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i've installed roundcube yesterday.. it looks good.. but i coulnt receive mail from other domains... should i open separate port for these incoming mails.. –  jaykay90 Sep 7 '11 at 6:41
    
receiving mails is not a question of roundcube but of postfix. For receiving Mails you need a MX record entry in your DNS-entry. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mx_record to find out what the XM record is. Without the MX record the sending mail server will not know where to route the mail to. –  Thomas Sep 7 '11 at 8:18
    
i've set my MX record same as A. is that wrong..? –  jaykay90 Sep 7 '11 at 11:20

In my opinion, G-mail is the best web mail client ever. You can have G-mail interface on your server if you sign up to Google Apps. If you run business, it cost some money, but it pays in the end. Check it out, I have very good experience with apps. You also get other google web applications such as docs, calendar etc.

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/

If you run small company (up to 10 users), non-profit or for education, you can use apps for free:

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html

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Google apps is entirely run on google's infrastructure..!! i need something to run in my own server –  jaykay90 Sep 6 '11 at 17:07

a very perfect installation guide is here .

and if evrything worked fine use this for webmail

Have good time with these long configurations

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For my opinion the best one is Roundcube http://roundcube.net/ or you can also try RainLoop http://rainloop.net/

Last one has ability to try it as demo.

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