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Old 02-20-2008, 11:11 PM   #1
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Cannot view my squirrelmail login screen? (Ubuntu 7.10 Sqmail 2.2.13)

Alright, this is my first time trying to configure a server as a whole, so if you need a log providing the path would be very helpful.

Quick background:
Port 21 (tcp) is open (ftp)!
Port 22 (tcp) is open (ssh)!
Port 25 (tcp) is open (smtp)!
Port 53 (tcp) is open (domain)!
Port 80 (tcp) is open (www)!
Port 81 (tcp) is open (ISPConfig)!
Port 631 (tcp) is open (ipp)!
Port 953 (tcp) is open (unknown)!
Port 3306 (tcp) is open (mysql)!

I have proftpd, ispconfig, squirrelmail, postfix, postgrey, and I believe dovecot on here so far.

I've gone through and set up my squirrelmail according to the FAQ at

I've seen these instructions posted in these forums as a means to fix so I feel pretty confident that they are correct.

n the main menu select 1
Enter your company information you want.
If you like to add a organisation logo (menu item 2), you can upload another picture to your webspace via FTP using the user account as defined in STEP 2.
Important: the picture dimensions in pixels must be the same as defined in menu item 3.
Return to the main menu by pressing R.

In the main menu select 2
Select 1 and enter your domain name
Select 3 and define your smtp server (Sendmail or SMTP)
Return to the main menu by pressing R.

In the main menu select 4 (General options)
Select 1 and define the data directory for Squirrelmail: ../data/
Select 2 and define the attachments directory for Squirrelmail: ../sqmattachments/

Return to the main menu by pressing R
After configuring the most important items save your Squirrelmail configuration by pressing S.
Press Q to quit.
What I did:
menu 1)
Changed the company name
Changed org. title
Changed provider link (to my url)
Changed provider name (to my pseudo business name)

menu 2)
changed domain to my domain (

just for reference:
Update IMAP Settings : localhost:143 (other)
Update SMTP Settings : localhost:25
The next part of the tutorial:
Now you can point to your new webmail client with your favourite browser.
The address according my how to is:
I have a feeling this is where I'm screwing up... and I think its because I have proftpd, ISPConfig, and all these other programs up.

I would go to to access this page, correct? If you navigate to it (go ahead, it may help you in troubleshooting), apache picks it up and displays a directory instead of the SqMail webpage. Why is this and how do I correct it?

SQMail webpage doesn't show up
-> Apache directory shows up in its place
I don't know how to configure the two to play nice.
I don't know how to configure apache to show a certain page period.

Thanks for your replies, and I'll be happy to post any logs as soon as I can.

Old 02-20-2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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This should show my true newbie colors...

the sqmail files are in /var/www/web1/web/src
When I try to get to it through the apache directory (which I don't want to have to do), I get as far as /var/www/web1/web and it shows a sample apache page, and I can't navigate further in to access configtest or sqmail's index.php

When I simply append /src to the end it displays

* index.php
* This file simply takes any attempt to view source files and sends those
* people to the login screen. At this point no attempt is made to see if the
* person is logged in or not.
* @copyright &copy; 1999-2007 The SquirrelMail Project Team
* @license GNU Public License
* @version $Id: index.php 12127 2007-01-13 20:07:24Z kink $
* @package squirrelmail

header('Location: ../index.php');


Last edited by SimbaSpirit; 02-21-2008 at 12:48 AM.
Old 02-21-2008, 01:35 AM   #3
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alright I tried to type up a simple php and run it to see if the php was being handled correctly, it seems like it isn't.

$time = time();
$thetime = date("l, jS F Y g:ia",$time);
echo "Hello world! The time is currently". $thetime .".";
I'm still very new to this, how do I start php?
I checked /etc/init.d/ for anything with php in it, and there's nothing, so what is it called? I know I have php installed or ISPConfig and Apache wouldn't be installed.

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