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TIPS on OpenWebmail

Guest on 21st April 2022 02:00:15 PM

  1. TIPS on OpenWebmail
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  3. by Thomas Chung
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  5. Tip #1)
  6. After you've installed OpenWebmail package, you've noticed that the "From" email address is
  7. "user@www.mydomain.com" instead of "user@mydomain.com"!! How to fix it?
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  9. 1. Go to preferences and click on [Edit Froms] button.
  10. 2. Type user's realname and preferred email address such as "user@mydomain.com" and click on [Add/Modify] button
  11. 3. Click on [Back to User Preferences] button
  12. 4. Choose your preferred email address from "From" drop-down field
  13. 5. Scroll down and click on [Save] button.
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  15. Now whenever you login, you will see your preferred email address by default!
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  18. If you're using name-based virtual hosting, copy the default openwebmail.conf to sites.conf/www.mydomain.com
  19. and edit "domainnames" to your domain name such as "mydomain.com"
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  21. Now whenever you create a new user, the new user will have "newuser@mydomain.com" instead of "newuser@www.mydomain.com"
  22. for "From" email by default
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  24. Tip #2)
  25. If you don't see "Message Arrived" or "Message Sent" popup windows, check following option in your Mozilla.
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  27. Edit > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Uncheck "Block unrequested popup windows"
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  29. If you want to block all popup windows including Open Webmail popup windows, do the opposite.
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  31. Edit > Preferences > Privacy & Security > Check "Block unrequested popup windows"
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  34. Tip #3)
  35. How to backup mailbox for openwebmail to move to a new server?
  36. $ cd /home/tchung
  37. $ tar zcvf tchung-owm.tar.gz mailbox .openwebmail
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  39. Once copying the mailbox backup (tchung-owm.tar.gz) to new server, you can extract:
  40. $ cd /home/tchung
  41. $ tar zxvf tchung-owm.tar.gz
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  43. If this is new OS Type, you may need to rebuild index db:
  44. $ cd /home/tchung/.openwebmail
  45. $ rm -rf db
  46. $ /var/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail/openwebmail-tool.pl --index tchung
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  48. If you see following error when you click on "Pref" button
  49. "Couldn't get read lock on db /home/tchung/.openwebmail/webmail/filter.ruledb"
  50. simply delete filter.ruledb.* files and let openwebmail recreate them.
  51. # /home/tchung/.openwebmail/webmail
  52. $ rm filter.ruledb.*
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  54. !!!WARNING!!!
  55. If you didn't clean up your INBOX from openwebmail, make sure to copy the mail spool:
  56. $ cd /var/spool/mail
  57. $ tar zcvf tchung-spool.tar.gz tchung
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  59. Copy the spool backup (tchung-spool.tar.gz) to new server, then you can extract:
  60. $ cd /var/spool/mail
  61. $ tar zxvf tchung-spool.tar.tz

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