IT 3100: Systems Design and Administration I
Web Mail - Web Application
Due according to the class schedule.
In this assignment, you will add a web email application to the web server already installed.
Throughout the semester this application must be functioning correctly.
Prepare for the application
Create a new web virtual host for the web email application. This includes the DNS configuration, sites-available, sites-enabled, document root, etc.
Install and configure a web mail application
Find and install the latest stable version of the web mail application roundcube. This will probably require the installation of additional modules for apache or php. Find the instructions and follow them. Do not install roundcube from the apt-get repositories!
You do need to install php-mbstring
Install the system at the root of your new virtual host.
If you have roundcube in a subdirectory, yet don’t want your users to have to type in the path to that directory, you can add a line like the following in the virtual host file:
RedirectMatch ^/$ /roundcubemail-1.2.2
This has to be inside the
Customize the theme in your web mail application to make it personalized for your domain.
Create user accounts
Create at least three more user accounts on your MTA. These accounts only need to be installed on your MTA.
Use these accounts inside of roundcube to test functionality.
Use the roundcube application to verify that email can be sent and received correctly.
Check the email log files to identify errors.
If roundcube has some error 250 about unable to authenticate when sending email. Double check the following lines in the config file for roundcube. Add/or change if you don’t have them.
$config['smtp_server'] = 'tls://mail.thegummibear.com.com'; $config['smtp_user'] = '';
Submission File Format
The submission file is a UNIX text file, and must have this format, exactly!
The file must be named
mta_ip: ip address of mail server web_ip: ip address of web server site: host name of virtual host running web mail application user1: username:password #new user on MTA user2: username:password #new user on MTA user3: username:password #new user on MTA
For example, my file would look like this:
mta_ip: 126.96.36.199 web_ip: 188.8.131.52 site: wmail.dsutux.us user1: rocky:2secret4u user2: chippy:2secret4u user3: earl:2secret4u
Submission and Passoff
Besides the text file above, you will need to submit several screenshots which show that RoundCube is working correctly. (Make sure you can send and receive email with it)
Use the Submisions link at the top of the page to submit your text file to the
Last Updated 11/02/2020