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Old 09-02-2003, 06:15 PM   #1
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Question Webmail Problem at my webserver


Waza dudes!

I have an interesting problem with Webmail that some1 may know the possible answer..

i have a client with its domain at my webserver, this client has over 80 email accounts for all his employees, now, the problem with webmail is that when a new Email arrives to lets say account 32 the new email is stored in /var/spool/mail right? well if u login with webmail at that account It moves the new emails from /var/spool/mail to /home/domainuser/webmail, so if u go to outlook and try to check for new emails right after u logged in at webmail outlook cant find the emails cuz webmail has already took and moved them to its own folder..

Now i need to fix webmail (if this is possible, im thinking maybe a simple config change) so webmail DONT MOVE the wmails and just check the emals right in the original folder.. or if u know a webmail system that could work for me?

in other words i need to find a webmail like system that can work with outlook and his own system without this problem

Any help regarding this problem will be VERY VERY WELL apriciated.. Thanx for your time reding this

Andrés Tello
Zillionet.com

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Old 09-02-2003, 09:13 PM   #2
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Look in the configuration file. Search for "/home".
 
Old 09-02-2003, 10:18 PM   #3
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Ok have tried to change the var: mailspooldir /www/zillionet/wmail
to
mailspooldir /var/spool/mail

and when i try to login it says it cant read it.. i also checked the permissions on the files at /www/zillionet/wmail and they are correct... any ideas?
 
Old 09-02-2003, 10:20 PM   #4
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Do you know what user that webmail runs on? Change the perm. for /var/mail/spool for the user that webmail runs on, if it does.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 10:22 PM   #5
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This is the error that it displays

Couldn't get write lock on INBOX!

b4 this error i had the i coulkdnt red the file

now i see this one..

any suggestions?

no dude i dont know the name of the user that runs wmail.. i ting that on every domain the wmail exists and its runned by the main domain user
 
Old 09-02-2003, 10:27 PM   #6
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ahh u mean the permission to the /var/spool/mail FOLDER?

well on that folder is stored all the users emails i mean ALL users on the server

i cheked teh user for that folder and it is set to ROOT .. but.. hmm how choose a user for that folder.. if every user that every domain on the server hasa file on that folder..
 
Old 09-05-2003, 12:25 PM   #7
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I'm not sure if this will help, but in order to setup both Outlook and Webmail to be able to review the same mailbox I had to make the correct setting changes is both the main config file for Sendmail and Webmail.

Off the top of my head the config file for Webmail on a Redhat machine is:

/usr/share/squirrelmail/config/conf.pl
You will need to open it using "perl conf.pl" at the command prompt.

I'm writing this in haste so if someone sees an error I made please correct me.
 
  


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