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Setting Logging Levels for Mail Services on OS X Server 5

With OS X Server 5, Apple has further modified logging level and files for mail services. This setup is well thought out for occasional log peeking through Server.app, but can make it a bit cumbersome for troubleshooting since different log levels are written into separate log files, rather than a single one. The most important […]

Is My Server Running in Performance Mode?

In the earlier days (up to OS X Lion 10.7), Server Admin had an option to “Dedicate system resources for high performance services”. This option is no longer available in the GUI, but it still exists on the command-line. NOTE: If you are using OS X 10.11 El Capitan or greater, you will need to […]

How to Edit Text Configuration Files on OS X Server

Managing OS X Server, quite often requires one to manually edit text based configuration files. As do many of our tutorials and FAQs. There are many ways of doing this. You can use a Terminal based editor or one with a fancy GUI. What is paramount though, is that you use a Plain Text Editor […]

How to copy (bcc) all mail from specific senders to another address

Sender BCC Maps allow you to specify one or more senders along with a bcc_recipient address. When an incoming or outgoing message matches sender_bcc_maps, the message is BCCd to the specified address A few examples BCC all mail sent from a fax or copier to a Fax/Copier archive Bob wants all mail he sends from […]

Why don’t I see X-Spam-Status headers ?

By default, amavisd adds the X-Spam-Status header only when the score is 2.0 or higher. Edit /Library/Server/Mail/Config/amavisd/amavisd.conf and look for $sa_tag_level_deflt = 2.0; # add spam info headers if at, or above that level You want to see X-Spam-Status headers on all mail, even non-spam – so make it a negative number. $sa_tag_level_deflt = -999.0; […]

MCrypt Installer for OS X Server

Compatibility OS X 10.11.x El Capitan with Server app 5.x (SIP compatible) OS X 10.10.x Yosemite with Server app 4.x or 5.x OS X 10.9.x Mavericks with Server app 3.x OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion with Server app 2.x Note: If MCrypt is already installed and loadable by PHP, the installer will exit without making […]

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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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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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