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Old 02-02-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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Question Unable to configure my POP3 account in OpenWebMail (also, no icons)


Problem=I am running Fedora and I want to install OpenWebMail. I follow the instructions on OpenWebMail's website in the readme portion.

I install
Apache web server with cgi enabled
Perl 5.005 or above (required)
MIME-Base64-2.12.tar.gz (required)
libnet-1.0901.tar.gz (required)
Text-Iconv-1.2.tar.gz (required)
libiconv-1.9.1.tar.gz (required if system doesn't support iconv)
with no problems.

I install OpenWebMail with no problems
1. cd /var/www
tar -zxvBpf openwebmail-2.30.tgz
mv data/openwebmail html/
rmdir data

2. cd /var/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail/etc

modify auth_unix.conf from auth_unix.conf.default
a. set passwdfile_encrypted to '/etc/shadow'
b set passwdmkdb to 'none'

modify openwebmail.conf
a. set mailspooldir to '/var/spool/mail'
b. set ow_htmldir to '/var/www/html/openwebmail'
set ow_cgidir to '/var/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail'
c. set spellcheck to '/usr/bin/ispell'
d. change default_signature for your need
e. other changes you want

3. add
/var/log/openwebmail.log {
/usr/bin/killall -HUP syslogd
to /etc/logrotate.d/syslog to enable logrotate on openwebmail.log

4. execute /var/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail/ --init

I change...
Please change '/the_directory_of_openwebmail_scripts/etc/dbm.conf' from

dbm_ext .db
dbmopen_ext none
dbmopen_haslock no


dbm_ext .db
dbmopen_ext .db
dbmopen_haslock yes

This is where things start to break down. I can hit the web address and logon to OpenWebMail (that shocked the heck out of me). After logging on, I do not have any icons (such as 'calendar' etc) and I am unable to pick up or send email from my POP3 account. I am assuming that Sendmail is working because I am using Mozilla mail with my POP3 account on my local machine. Where am I supposed to add my POP3 account and in which config? I've been working on this problem for about a week and I would appreciate anyones help.
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