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    Default mail.yourname.com?

    Hello,

    I am curious, I am quite new to web design and building websites in whole, but I am somewhat familiar with it. I have noticed within my Manager section of my domain, that it lists mail.yourname.com - I am wanting this to be used for the people who are given email accounts, but not sure how I am to go about using this. Rather then using the long link for Neomails, I'd like to have it in the mail.yourname.com area. Is that possible? Is it also possible to use another email service instead of Neomails, such as squiarrlmail or other similar programs? Can anyone give some advice or suggestions?

    BryceSED

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    Hello again,

    I forgot to ask something. I realized there is the IMP area to check your mail, can members that I assign email addresses sign in here to check their mail? Or can only site administrators / managers do this?

    BryceSED

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    The long link to Neomail can be solved easily by creating a directory in the web site (called 'webmail' for example) and then putting a redirect file in there ('index.html') that will redirect to the real neomail. Then to go to Neomail you just need to type:
    http://www.mydomain.com/webmail/
    which is a lot easier to remember.

    Mail clients such as SquirrelMail are IMAP clients, and we don't have IMAP on Westhost (although some people have installed it themselves).

    HTH

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    Default Any case anyone is wondering

    You can redirect with a index.html file in many ways. Here is one way that West Host actually uses.
    Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <script>
    self.location="/path/to/where/you/want/them/directed/the.file"
    </script>
    </head>
    </html>
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    That relies on Javascript so I prefer:

    Code:
    <html><head><title>Webmail</title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;url=/cgi-bin/plugins/neomail/neomail.pl">
    </head>
    <body>
    <a href="/cgi-bin/plugins/neomail/neomail.pl">Webmail</a>
    </body>
    </html>

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    Along with the above solutions, to get the mail.yourdomain.com you need to create a sub domain and point that to the directory you create above.

    Once that is done, you can access the webmail by both mail.yourdomain.com or my yourdomain.com/mail.

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    Hello all,

    Thank you for your fabulous help. I really appreciate the time you spent to read this question and give your helpful tips and advice. I am still trying to learn how to make a subdomain site, but as soon as I figure all that out, I'll be ready to do what ya'll have suggested. Thanks a lot!

    BryceSED

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    Here's a solution I used:

    I created a new directory under /var/www/html/ called 'webmail'.

    I then created an .htaccess file in that new directory The file is simply a text file that contains the following one line:

    ReDirect /index.html http://www.mydomain.com/cgi-bin/plug...ail/neomail.pl

    I also created a subdomain called 'webmail' by going to my account manager, selecting mydomain.com and then clicking 'NEW'. I pointed that subdomain to the newly created directory /var/www/html/webmail.

    There's nothing else in the directory, so when I type 'webmail.mydomain.com' it goes to the big long neomail link.



    Denis

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    I have tried that and it worked just fine. But if you were to look at the address bar, the original long URL would show up instead the subdomain one.

    For example, going to http://webmail.mydomain.com will redirect us to
    http://www.mydomain.com/cgi-bin/plug...ail/neomail.pl
    and the URL we see is the http://www.mydomain.com/cgi-bin/plug...ail/neomail.pl address.
    Is there a way to show http://webmail.mydomain.com or http://webmail.mydomain.com/neomail.pl instead, since the subdomain points to the webmail directory /var/www/html/webmail which contains a redirect index.html to the long URL.

    Is this possible? Thanks in advance for your advice!

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    I haven't tried this, but changing the webmail.mydomain.com subdomain to point to /var/www/html/cgi-bin/plugins/neomail might work.

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