In this tutorial we will show you how to install RainLoop Webmail on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, RainLoop is a fast and lightweight e-mail client software which supports protocols such as IMAP, SSL, SMTP, etc. RainLoop allows the user to login with multiple e-mail accounts even with different browser tabs. It can also be integrated with Google, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation RainLoop Webmail on an Ubuntu 18.04 bionic beaver.
Install RainLoop Webmail on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.
Step 2. Install LAMP (Linux, Apache, MariaDB and PHP) server.
An Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here. Also install all required PHP modules:
For the purposes of this tutorial, we will install the free and open source community edition. Now Download a Rainloop Webmail package from the terminal using wget command:
Next, let’s create a new directory for our RainLoop webmail installation:
To extract the files into this new directory, run the following command:
We will need to change some folders permissions:
Create a new virtual host directive in Apache. For example, create a new Apache configuration file named ‘rainloop.conf’ on your virtual server:
Add the following lines:
Save and close the file. Restart the Apache service for the changes to take effect:
RainLoop Webmail will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to http://webmail.mydomain.com/?admin and complete the required the steps to finish the installation. If you are using a firewall, please open port 80 to enable access to the control panel.
The default admin login credentials are:
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed RainLoop. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing RainLoop Webmail on your Ubuntu 18.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official RainLoop website.