[CentOS] Recommendations for webmail client on EL8

Mon Mar 1 14:47:03 UTC 2021
Simon Matter <simon.matter at invoca.ch>

> Hi Simon, we used to use Squirrelmail also, but have since migrated to
> RoundCube. It's easy enough to install on a CentOS 7 server (we don't
> use EL8) by downloading directly from the Roundcube website and
> following the installation instructions. The interface is clean, modern,
> and the project gets frequent updates. Updates have been mostly
> painless, but they can overwrite some of the customizations one might
> have made so that is a pain (mostly any CSS customizations or changes to
> the default .htaccess file which relates to PHP upload size).
> I don't recall needing any hard to find RPMs - we generally don't stray
> further than what is available via the CentOS repositories or EPEL.

Well, I know it's not a problem on EL7 but I'd like to upgrade to
something which is a bit more future proof. There's even a roundcube
package in EPEL7 but none in EPEL8, and I guess I know why :-)

Seems quite difficult to do this on EL8:


> --Blake
> On 3/1/2021 7:57 AM, Simon Matter wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm still trying to find solutions to replace some aging EL6 and EL7
>> systems.
>> This time I'm looking at email. Postfix and Cyrus-IMAPd are not a
>> problem
>> and also additional things like DKIM are fine. However, I'm wondering
>> what
>> to use to replace good old squirrelmail with.
>> We had a heavily patched squirrelmail with lots of nice things like
>> avelsieve plugin. Since squirrelmail is dead and unable to run on newer
>> PHP, I'd like to use some other tool instead.
>> I was looking at Roundcube but it seems difficult on EL8 because a lot
>> of
>> PHP stuff is missing and not available as RPMs. I guess the same is true
>> for the python things needed for Mailpile. In the end my list only
>> contains Cypht, Rainloop and Afterlogic Webmail lite.
>> Is there anybody running webmail on EL8? Can you make a recommendation
>> on
>> a certain tool?
>> Thanks,
>> Simon
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