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What does Roundcube log and how do I access the logs ?

Roundcube Logging to File Roundcube and plugins save logs to this directory /usr/local/topicdesk/roundcube/WebApp/logs/ List your available logs: ls /usr/local/topicdesk/roundcube/WebApp/logs/ The default log settings are currently: $config[‘per_user_logging’] = false; $config[‘smtp_log’] = true; $config[‘log_logins’] = false; $config[‘log_session’] = false; $config[‘imap_log_session’] = false; Defaults can change, you should check the defaults for your installation be reviewing this file: […]

Roundcube for OS X Server

Important: Server 5.1 Upgrade Issue Upgrading to Server 5.1 may disable the Rouncube WebApp, follow this link for the fix. Why did Server 5.1 break Roundcube Webmail ? What’s new in version 1.1.4? Roundcube Webmail 1.1.4 El Capitan and Server 5 support (SIP compliant) Updated MCrypt installer (SIP compliant) Updated managesieve (mail filtering, vacation auto-responder) […]

What does the Image Paster plugin do?

The Image Paster plugin allows you to paste an image directly into the body of an email. Very useful when sending screenshots Source Version 1.0 License GPL-3.0+

How do I enable and disable Roundcube plugins?

This article covers how to enable and disable plugins, but does not cover how to configure any specific plugins. IMPORTANT: A misconfigured plugin could cause roundcube to fail. Always backup before making changes. To see a list of your available plugins ls /usr/local/topicdesk/roundcube/WebApp/plugins/ Let’s be friendly and enable: emoticons Plugins are enabled/disabled in the roundcube […]

Why do postconf -n and postfix reload produce unexpected output on OS X Server 5?

If you’ve been a long-time OS X Server user, especially from the days prior to OS X Server 5, then you’ll find that commands that used to work fine, suddenly produce unexpected output. For example: postconf -n may show you Postfix parameters which are completely different from what you would expect them to be. While: […]

SpamAssassin Filter for New TLDs (.xyz .info .ninja etc)

Have you seen an increased spam from new TLDs (top level domains like these)? .link, .xyz, .info, .ninja This short tutorial demonstrates how to create a filter to add points for messages that are not from a list of preferred TLDs. Important: This filter is not for everyone and you should adjust for best results […]


Latest FAQs

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/ 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/ 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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What does the Multiple Message Selection plugin do?

The Multiple Message Selection adds a checkbox to select messages. Any action (delete, forward) will be performed for the group of selected messages. The Gear (visible in screenshot) allows you to choose the columns displayed.
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What are HTML5 desktop notifications and how do I use them for Roundcube?

HTML5 notifications allow Roundcube to post notifications to your operating system. To enable desktop notifications on a Mac: Roundcube Settings, Preferences, Mailbox View. Notifications can be configured to play a sound and display alerts or banners. Source Version 0.5.2 License GPL-3.0+
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