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Installing OpenWebMail in Slackware64 14.0

Topic about openwebmail installation and setup for can use your mailbox over web interface from any place, where you get internet access and can run webbrowser. It be based on Slackware64 14.0 64 bit OS and latest openwebmail-current.tar.gz (actually ver 2.53)

Install libraries and required packages

Using CPAN via

perl -MCPAN -e shell                    [as root]
o conf prerequisites_policy ask


install CGI
install Compress:Zlib
install Convert::ASN1
install Digest
install Digest::MD5
install IO::Socket::SSL
install MIME::Base64
install Net::SSLeay
install Text::Iconv
  1. First, download latest openwebmail:
  2. Create an folder when you want, say a “/ADISKS/openwebm_inst” and move openwebmail-current.tar.gz in that
  3. extract files with command
     tar -zxvBpf openwebmail-current.tar.gz 

    <note important>Use “tar” with “-zxvBpf” option, due to strange files permissions inside that archive. I try to untar it via midnight comander built-in archive tools, ans wrapsuid script not work due this… </note>

  4. move untar folder /cgi-bin/openwebmail to /var/www/cgi-bin/openwebmail
  5. move untar folder /data/openwebmail to your webserver root ( /var/www/openwebmail )

try to write down all my movings until i forget it - finish in 2-3 days, i think.


* With help of user phenixia2003 from Forums
* Thanks for editing Eric Hameleers
* Originally written by John Ciemgals 2013/02/14 05:12