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Our free tools for Mac OS X Server Mail Services – spamtrainer and mailbfr – have been downloaded more than 100’000 times and are helping system administrators looking after Mac OS X Servers from 10.3 to 10.11.

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Our free tutorials and whitepapers related to Mac OS X Server Mail and Web Services have been downloaded more than 500’000 times. The tutorials are available for a wide range of topics and for Mac OS X Server versions from 10.4 to 10.11.

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macOS Server alternatives Survey

At the beginning of the year, Apple announced that they will discontinue most services included with macOS Server. Since then, we have started implementing a variety of solutions for some of our clients. Some were migrated to outsourced services, some to alternative in-house solutions. With the most recent macOS Server 5.6 update, Apple started hiding […]

spamtrainer

spamtrainer assists Mac OS X Server mail services administrators in updating and maintaining their SpamAssassin bayes database. spamtrainer will read the designated HAM and SPAM mailboxes, update the SpamAssassin databases and delete mail that has been learned from. It has an array of additional functions. Among them the possibility to backup/restore your bayes database and […]

Is spamtrainer compatible with OS X 10.13.x High Sierra and OS X Server 5.4?

Yes, starting with version 2.2.3, spamtrainer is compatible with OS X 10.13.x High Sierra and OS X Server 5.4.

Is spamtrainer compatible with OS X 10.12.x Sierra and OS X Server 5.3?

Yes, starting with version 2.2.2, spamtrainer is compatible with OS X 10.12.x Sierra and OS X Server 5.3.

Error when sending mail from Roundcube Webmail

Symptom: You can login to Roundcube/Webmail but receive an error when sending. Possible Solution: Edit the following file /usr/local/topicdesk/roundcube/WebApp/config/config.inc.php Add the following 2 lines $config[‘smtp_user’] = ‘%u’; $config[‘smtp_pass’] = ‘%p’; Changes take effect immediately, no need to logout. Test sending mail. Please leave a comment if this worked for you, or if it didn’t and […]

Why did Server 5.1 break Roundcube Webmail ?

It appears that Server 5.1 doesn’t properly activate webapps for the two default websites. This issue only effects roundcube installations upgraded to Server 5.1 Roundcube can be installed or re-installed on Server 5.1 without issue. Quick Fix To re-activate the webapp after upgrading to Server 5.1, run this command: sudo /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/sbin/webappctl start com.topicdesk.roundcube

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Is spamtrainer compatible with OS X 10.13.x High Sierra and OS X Server 5.4?

Yes, starting with version 2.2.3, spamtrainer is compatible with OS X 10.13.x High Sierra and OS X Server 5.4.
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Is spamtrainer compatible with OS X 10.12.x Sierra and OS X Server 5.3?

Yes, starting with version 2.2.2, spamtrainer is compatible with OS X 10.12.x Sierra and OS X Server 5.3.
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Error when sending mail from Roundcube Webmail

Symptom: You can login to Roundcube/Webmail but receive an error when sending. Possible Solution: Edit the following file /usr/local/topicdesk/roundcube/WebApp/config/config.inc.php Add the following 2 lines $config['smtp_user'] = '%u'; $config['smtp_pass'] = '%p'; Changes take effect immediately, no need to logout. Test sending mail. Please leave a comment if this worked for you, or if it didn't and you'd like additional advice. Jeff
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Why did Server 5.1 break Roundcube Webmail ?

It appears that Server 5.1 doesn't properly activate webapps for the two default websites. This issue only effects roundcube installations upgraded to Server 5.1 Roundcube can be installed or re-installed on Server 5.1 without issue. Quick Fix To re-activate the webapp after upgrading to Server 5.1, run this command: sudo /Applications/Server.app/Contents/ServerRoot/usr/sbin/webappctl start com.topicdesk.roundcube
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How Do I Add a Webmail Icon to the Default OS X Server Page?

Please read the complete tutorial before attempting This tutorial is valid for OS X 10.10 & 10.11 running Server app 5 To complete this tutorial you will need Terminal and your favorite text editor (Sublime Text or Adobe Brackets are great for this) and of course admin privileges. Step 1 - copy default page to Desktop To locate the correct path for your language paste this command into Terminal ls /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/Default/ In Terminal paste in the following code: This example is using the English version simply adjust for your default server language cp -H /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/Default/default.html.en ~/Desktop/default.html Step 2 Now that…
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