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 the step-by-step installation of SquirrelMail email clients on a CentOS 7 server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7 or RHEL-based.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install SquirrelMail on CentOS 7
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
yum clean all yum install epel-release yum -y update
Step 2. Installing SquirrelMail on CentOS 7.
Install SquirrelMail using the
yum default package manager:
yum install squirrelmail
Step 3. Configure SquirrelMail.
Once the webmail client is installed, you can configure it according to your needs by running the configuration script:
cd /usr/share/squirrelmail/config/ ./conf.pl SquirrelMail Configuration : Read: config.php (1.4.0) --------------------------------------------------------- Main Menu -- 1. Organization Preferences 2. Server Settings 3. Folder Defaults 4. General Options 5. Themes 6. Address Books 7. Message of the Day (MOTD) 8. Plugins 9. Database 10. Languages D. Set pre-defined settings for specific IMAP servers C Turn color off S Save data Q Quit Command >>
There are different settings in the configuration file, but the main things that should be checked and configured are:
- Set your default domain name (2. Server settings > 1. Domain)
- Addresses of IMAP and SMTP servers.
- Type of IMAP server.
Step 4. Accessing SquirrelMail.
SquirrelMail will be available on HTTP port 80 by default. Open your favorite browser and navigate to
http://your-server-ip/squirrelmail and complete the required steps to finish the installation.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed SquirrelMail. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing SquirrelMail email clients in CentOS 7 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official SquirrelMail website.