RainLoop is a fast and lightweight e-mail client software which supports protocols such as IMAP, SSL, SMTP, etc. RainLoop allows the user to login with multiple e-email accounts even with different browser tabs. It can also be integrated with Google,Facebook,Twitter, dropbox, etc. This article sheds light on the installation of RainLoop on Ubuntu.
Prior installation of LAMP server is needed before installing RainLoop. Invoke the following command for the same.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user1/Desktop# apt-get install lamp-server^ Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting 'liblog-message-perl' for task 'lamp-server' … … … apache2_invoke: Enable module php5 Setting up apache2-mpm-prefork (2.4.10-9ubuntu1.1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu4) ... Processing triggers for ureadahead (0.100.0-19) ... Processing triggers for systemd (219-7ubuntu3) ...
Now run the following command to install the dependency packages.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user1/Desktop# apt-get install php5-curl curl Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done … … Creating config file /etc/php5/mods-available/curl.ini with new version php5_invoke: Enable module curl for cli SAPI php5_invoke: Enable module curl for apache2 SAPI Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.21-0ubuntu4) ... Processing triggers for libapache2-mod-php5 (5.6.4+dfsg-4ubuntu6.4) ...
Once the dependencies are installed, restart the Apache web service with the following command.
root@linuxhelp:/home/user1/Desktop# /etc/init.d/apache2 start [ ok ] Starting apache2 (via systemctl): apache2.service.
Now use the following commands to change the directory to /var/www/html/ and to create rainloop directory
root@linuxhelp:/home/user1/Desktop# cd /var/www/html/ root@linuxhelp:/var/www/html# mkdir rainloop
Invoke the following command to change the directory.
root@linuxhelp:/var/www/html# cd rainloop/
In order to download and install RainLoop, execute the curl command for the same.
root@linuxhelp:/var/www/html/rainloop# curl -s http://repository.rainloop.net/installer.php | php #!/usr/bin/env php [RainLoop Webmail Installer] * Connecting to repository ... * Downloading package ... * Complete downloading! * Installing package ... * Complete installing! * [Success] Installation is finished!
Now open the web browser and type the following URL
You'll be taken to the RainLoop admin page. Login as admin. The default admin password is 12345.
After logged in, reset the admin password.
Enable the contacts and configure it for storing the contact details. Test it once it is done.
Now add the domains so you can access RainLoop webmail
The newly added domain is displayed on the window as below.
You can choose from the available packages and install them.
Now enable the installed plugins, and with that the RainLoop Webmail is successfully installed on your machine.
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