How to install and set up Squirrel/Roundcube webmail

Posted January 28, 2013 21.9k views
I'm having trouble installing either of these webmail clients. Can you help me out please? Thanks

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We can certainly help you troubleshoot the issues you're having just paste the command line output and we're you are getting stuck and we can help guide you in the right direction.
I don't have any output. I just want a way to set up one of these two programs using a fake email
I know I can install this apt-get install sendmail-bin but don't know what more to do.
Doesn't seem like it's necessary to do so, if you set it up with a fake email it wont function as an MTA since no mail would be delivered to it.
And what should I do?
I just want to use it to do some testing while I'm developing,
It would depend on the specifics of what you are setting up, but if you are going to go through all of the trouble to install a full MTA and also webmail on top of it, that's quite a bit of work.

In most cases if you are testing email it's easier to use sendmail CLI for outbound and then if you need some sort of inbound processing that would depend on the specifics of what you're looking to setup.
What I'm coding is a contact form, a newsletter feature and a email activation registration.
Well at least for the newsletter I have to test if I'm able to send emails, tho the registered dummies.
For that you can easily use the /usr/bin/sendmail to send out emails you do not need an MTA or anything else as all of the heavy lifting is done on the remote side.
but how to make it work?
I know how to install but not the rest
You guys could make a simple tutorial to teach us noobs how to set up that :P
We've got a couple in the articles section for Postfix but setting up an MTA from scratch is quite a pain, so be ready for a few hours of troubleshooting even with a tutorial to guide you. =]
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