Set up Mail Server (RoundCube webmail) on aaPanel + CloudHosting
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INTRODUCTION TO AAPANEL MAIL SERVER
A mail server is the computerized equivalent of your friendly neighborhood mailman. Every email that is sent passes through a series of mail servers along its way to its intended recipient.
Although it may seem like a message is sent instantly – zipping from one PC to another in the blink of an eye – the reality is that a complex series of transfers take place.
Without this series of mail servers, you would only be able to send emails to people whose email address domains matched your own — i.e., you could only send messages from one example.com account to another example.com account.
HOW TO SET UP AAPANEL MAIL SERVER - GETTING STARTED
Step 1. Login Into 1byte's Account And Navigate To Cloud Hosting
Type your Username and Password to login to your 1Byte’s account
- After login, go to your Dashboard
Find Cloud Hosting in your Dashboard
In this demo, we will setup mail Server on this Cloud hosting : 18.104.22.168
Step 2. Point Domain To The Cloud Hosting
First, go to Domain and click Manage
At Nameserver, choose Basic DNS
Add a Record for this domain
Finally, login to aaPanel to prepare for the next steps
Step 3. From The App Store, Install The Following Packages/applications
3.1. Search Keyword "Mail Server" And Install
- In App Store, type Mail Server in Search App box. Find Operation column and click Install
Turn on Display on dashboard
Next, open up Mail Server and check what the missing conditions are
As you can see here, Mail Server has not recognized the hostname variable
Select Repair and enter your domain name to fix
3.2. Download "Redis" From " App Store
Similar to Mail Server, type redis at Search app box in App Store. And click Install at Operation column.
In Performance tuning, type a password for Redis at requirepass box.
Go back to Mail Server to check if there is anything missing.
If everything is ready, click Submit button to proceed with the setup.
Next, click on Add Domain in this Mail Server.
Add the Domain name and A record, then Submit.
After that you will see some missing record
Click on Not Set and follow the prompts to add related records
Go to Domain Dashboard add MX Record
Add the remaining TXT records
After that, the TXT Record will look like an image below
Finally, check to see if the DNS system has update these record for the Domain
Don’t worry if a certain record has not been set. Click the Refresh Domain record button to re-check
Next we will set up SSL for mail Server by Click on Add SSL
Add these records to your Domain and then click the verification button
After installing SSL successfully, you will see your SSL expired date
3.3. Install "one-click-deployment" utility
One more time, now type one-click deployment at Search app box in App Store. And click Install at Operation column
From one-click deployment, let install RoundCube
From RoundCube webmail, install PHP, Nginx and MySQL
3.4. Let's Install PHP 8.0
This time, let’s type PHP 8.0 at the Search app box in the App Store. And click Install at the Operation column.
Fill out the pop-up form and click submit.
3.5. Install Nginx Web Server
3.6. Install MySQl Database for RoundCube
Type at Search app box in App Store. And click Install at Operation column.
3.7. Install RoundCube
Go to the Home dashboard and open one-click deployment
RoundCube and click on One-Click to install
Set up URL for RoundCube webmail, then Submit
To login to RoundCube webmail, access your URL on the pop up
We just installed RoundCube, now we need to create an account of RoundCube.
From your Domain List, at the Operating column, click on User to create a new account.
Click Add User and fill in the details, then Submit.
Step 4. Test Sending And Receiving Email
Go to Webmail and use the newly created account to log in
Try to compose an email and sending it to Gmail
Check mail in Gmail and send back
Finally, we successfully created an email that can send and received email
Video work through from step 1 to step 4
You should use your professional email address to convey confidence in your brand, company, or organization. Once you’ve decided on a domain name that reflects your company or profession.
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