The SquirrelMail Postfix Admin Plugin will allow your users to change their Vacation, Password and Forwarding settings if you are using Postfix Admin to administer your Postfix mail server. If you are not using Postfix Admin, you can still install and use it along with this plugin to use its vacation notification feature.

Install the SquirrelMail Postfix Admin Plugin

SquirrelMail1. Download the squirrelmail-postfixadmin plugin.
SquirrelMail PostfixAdmin downloaded2. Double click the downloaded file to launch the Archive Manager.
SquirrelMail PostfixAdmin Archive3. Click the Extract button to launch the Extract window.
SquirrelMail PostfixAdmin Extract4. Change the destination folder by clicking on Desktop. In the popup menu, select Other….
SquirrelMail PostfixAdmin Destination5. Click the notepad button and in the Location field type in /usr/share/squirrelmail/plugins/ and click Open.
RetrieveUserData Extract6. Click the Extract button to start extracting.
NoteThe SquirrelMail PostfixAdmin archive has to be extracted directly into the SquirrelMail plugin directory to enable Linux to apply the proper SELinux Context into the files.

Configure the SquirrelMail Postfix Admin Plugin

ImportantIf you are not actually using Postfix Admin, make sure you have configured the domain in SquirrelMail.
SquirrelMail Configuration1. From a Terminal window, type in /usr/share/squirrelmail/config/ and press Enter. This will launch the SquirrelMail Configuration utility.
NoteIf your Terminal window has a white background, make sure that the colors are off by looking for the command Turn color on. If the command is Turn color off, type in C and press Enter to turn the colors off. This will ensure that you will be able to read all of the text.
SquirrelMail Configuration2. Type in 8 and press Enter to list the Plugins submenu.
SquirrelMail Configuration3. Install the postfixadmin plugin by typing in the number corresponding to it and press Enter. When you are done, type in q and press Enter to quit then type in y and press Enter to save your changes.
yum install php-pear-MDB2-Driver-mysql4. Type in the command below to install the required dependency for this plugin.
yum install php-pear-MDB2-Driver-mysql
5. In the /usr/share/squirrelmail/plugins/postfixadmin directory, copy the file config.php.sample and save it as config.php. Edit config.php and set the items below to the same values as your PostfixAdmin configuration.
NoteThe settings $AllowForwarding and $AllowChangePass can be set to true only if you are using Postfix Admin to manage your Postfix mail server.
SquirrelMail Options6. Login to SquirrelMail and click Options, you should now see the new Auto Response section.
SquirrelMail Options7. Congratulations, it works.
ImportantThe plugin only sets the vacation message of the user, Postfix has to be configured to handle vacation messages.

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Posted on 7/11/2009 and last updated on 8/11/2011
Filed under SquirrelMail