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4653 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2011 4:22 PM by Jim Kiltie
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2010 2:51 PM (in response to Jim Kiltie)Come on guys...100 views and not one answer? Is it really that impossible?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), None
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2010 8:35 PM (in response to geometal)Yes it is possible!
just enable web services and then access your server with www.domain.com/webmail
hope this help!G5,G4,Ibook,etc etc, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2010 8:07 AM (in response to Jim Kiltie)I'm not sure I understand the question, which may explain the lack of answers.
There is no correlation between your external website and your internal mail server, but that doesn't matter.
Typically your mail server has a name like mail.domain.com, so if you enable your web server on this machine and users can get to web mail via http://mail.domain.com/webmail/
Now if you want a link on your main web site to the webmail interface, just include that URL (with the mail.domain.com hostname) and you're set.
On the other hand if you want users to hit 'http://www.domain.com/webmail/' (where 'www.domain.com' is the hostname of your offsite server) you have different options.
The first (and easiest) is to just have the remote site redirect users to mail.domain.com/webmail/ when they hit the /webmail/ link on the www server. Now users can use either hostname and end up in the right place.
Another, more complex, option is to have the www.domain.com server proxy the connection to the webmail server. That way the URLs retain the 'www.domain.com' hostname and that server transparently relays the connection to your mail server.
Does that help?Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2010 8:18 AM (in response to Jim Kiltie)you could use something like roundcube (http://www.roundcube.net) or similar webmail frontend to point to your mail server. you'd probably also need LDAP lookups to ensure accounts and passwords are in sync. if the web server is hosted or outside your network, you wouldn't want to open ports for LDAP on your firewall to forward to your mail server. a vpn link between the two boxes would be more secure.
short answer: yes, this is possible, but you can't check a box and make it happen.mbp 2.4, mbp 2.16, powerbook G4 1ghz, G4 400 mhz, dell test box, etc., Mac OS X (10.6.2), plain text 4 life