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?


A simple solution is squirrel mail:


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

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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  • As much as I agree to the post and voted I think it still needs more explanations that just "a very perfect installation guide is here .". – ArchNoob Feb 23 '18 at 6:26

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.


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


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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

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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