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Roundcube for macOS Server

What’s new in version 1.3.6?
Compatibility
  • Mac OS X Server 10.8.3 w/ Server 2.x – through -> 10.13.x High Sierra w/ Server.app 5.6.x
Why we made this installer

Mac OS X Server administrators usually wear many hats (entrepreneur, designer, etc.). We choose the Mac expecting it to have a nice GUI interface and all our basic needs to be met out of the box.
Apple used to provide webmail services in earlier versions of OS X Server (10.7 and earlier). For reasons unknown, webmail was dropped in 10.8 leaving it up to administrators to roll their own solution.

An OS X Server administrator with a Unix background could jump through all the hoops in a couple of hours – but lets face it, most OS X Server administrators would be stuck facing a day or more of tutorials, articles and frustration to get webmail working on their server.

As consultants specializing in mail services for OS X Server, we found ourselves repeating the same steps over and over with each new server installation. So we decided to apply our rule of thumb: if a repeatable process takes more than 30 minutes – document, automate and share.

What does the installer do?

Our installer for Roundcube for OS X Server installs Roundcube Webmail as a simple WebApp available to any website configured inside Server.app. When the WebApp is enabled (by default, its enabled for all sites), you can access webmail by adding /mail /webmail or /roundcube to your website URL.

Please browse our FAQs for answers to most questions.

See current changelog for a complete list of fixes and additions.
Please read our FAQs as well.

The topicdesk Roundcube installer is a free download.

 

 

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 many more.
This script is written for OS X 10.8.x, 10.9.x , 10.10.x, 10.11.x, 10.12.x and 10.13.x with Server 2.x/3.x/4.x/5.x. A separate release is available for earlier OS X versions.

See current changelog for a complete list of fixes and additions.
Please read our FAQs as well.

spamtrainer is a free download.

 

 

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.

desktop notifications plugin

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+

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

image_paster plugin


Source
https://plugins.roundcube.net/packages/mat_krauser/image_paster

Version 1.0
https://github.com/mkrauser/roundcube_image_paster/tree/v1.0

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 configuration file. We’ll use pico to edit the file.

sudo pico /usr/local/topicdesk/roundcube/WebApp/config/config.inc.php

Look for the plugin array, it will look something like this
$config['plugins'] = array('image_paster','html5_notifier','chbox','carddav','managesieve');

To enable show_additional_headers add it to the array, so it looks like this:
$config['plugins'] = array('image_paster','html5_notifier','chbox','carddav','managesieve','emoticons');

Logout and Login to Roundcube and now you have:

Roundcube WebMail Emoticons

To disable plugins

If a plugin causes roundcube to fail or you simply don’t need it – you remove the plugin from the array.

sudo pico /usr/local/topicdesk/roundcube/WebApp/config/config.inc.php