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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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mailbfr thinks the path I have given is not correct?

Most likely your path contains spaces. This is generally not advisable. If you cannot take the spaces out of your path for some reason, you will need to "escape" them.

I restored my mail server. Now I see messages/mailboxes that were deleted?

mailbfr does an incremental backup by default. So unless you change the backup location regularly you may end up with old messages. This is by design otherwise you couldn’t go back to an old messsage a user might request. If you do not wish this behavior, use the "full" or "rotate" option.

Where is the crontab file located for mailbfr?

mailbfr uses the root crontab. You can either edit it directly or use mailbfr -i to add/remove the cron job.

Where can I find all available options for spamtrainer?

Basic instructions are given in the enclosed documentation. All options are listed in the online documentation. To see it, issue "man spamtrainer".

When backing up the bayes database, do I need a path or a filename?

Both. You will need to tell spamtrainer the filename and its location. For example: /volumes/mydisk/mydirectory/myfile

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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/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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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 https://plugins.roundcube.net/packages/kitist/html5_notifier Version 0.5.2 https://github.com/kitist/html5_notifier/tree/master License GPL-3.0+
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