Just added roundcubemail to my dovecot imap server.
It's a nice and clean Dovecot Webfrontend (or imap webfrontend).

Pretty straight forward install.

First i tried to use the apt-get install roundcube function but it ended up in installing like 25 packages i didn't need in the end. I can really recommend going the manual procedure and downloading the rc1.0 version. Very clean UI and just works 🙂

Dovecot & imap

Just wanted to install dovecot-imapd when i noticed my dovecot-core installation was somehow corrupt. Got error message like these from top to bottom:

dpkg: error processing dovecot-core (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of dovecot-common: dovecot-common depends on dovecot-core; however: Package dovecot-core is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing dovecot-common (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: dovecot-core dovecot-common

When checking /var/log/syslog i noticed this error message:

Mar 24 20:50:22 h2077265 dovecot: master: Fatal: service(pop3) access(/usr/lib/dovecot/pop3) failed: No such file or directory

And guess what – i just had to make the directory and after that i was able to apt-get purge. Everything has been reinstalled again. Now i was also able to apt-get install dovecot-imapd. After enabling imap in /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf (protocols = imap pop3) and a restart of dovecot everything was working.

Another one done. Now lets go for webmail 😉