How to install Rainloop e-mail client in Ubuntu

To install RainLoop in Ubuntu

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.


Installation of RainLoop

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 | 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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