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RainLoop is a simple, modern and fast web-based email client, free to use for personal or non-profit projects. RainLoop Webmail is licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0).


Download and Installation

$ cd downloads
$ wget http://repository.rainloop.net/v2/webmail/rainloop-latest.zip
$ sudo mkdir -p /var/www/rainloop
$ sudo unzip rainloop-latest.zip -d /var/www/rainloop
$ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/rainloop

Web-Server Configuration

Webmail Virtual Host

Create a new virtual host /etc/nginx/sites-available/webmail.conf for Nginx:

# mail.example.net Webmail

# Unsecured HTTP Site - Redirect to HTTPS
server {

    # IPv4 private address
    # Port-forwarded connections from firewall-router
    listen        ;

    # IPv6 global address
    listen                  [2001:db8::40]:80;

    server_name             mail.example.net;

    # Redirect to HTTPS
    return                  301 https://mail.example.net$request_uri;

# Secured HTTPS Site
server {

    # IPv4 private address
    # Port-forwarded connections from firewall-router
    listen         ssl spdy;

    # IPv6 global address
    listen                  [2001:db8::40]:443 ssl spdy;

    server_name             mail.example.net;

    include                 tls.conf;
    include                 ocsp-stapling.conf;
    ssl_certificate         /etc/ssl/certs/example.net.chained.cert.pem;
    ssl_certificate_key     /etc/ssl/private/example.net.key.pem;
    ssl_trusted_certificate /etc/ssl/certs/CAcert_Class_3_Root.OCSP-chain.pem;

    include                 sites-defaults/*.conf;

    # Public Documents Root
    root                    /var/www/rainloop;

    # Rainloop Webmail Configuration
    include                 webapps/rainloop.conf;


RainLoop Web-Application

Create a new web-application configuration /etc/nginx/webapps/rainloop.conf for the RainLoop webmail client:

# Web Application Configuration for the RainLoop Webmail Client

# Run PHP scripts
include 	php-handler.conf;

# Protect users data directory
location ^~ /data {
	deny all;

Activate Restart & Restart

Activate the new virtual server:

$ cd /etc/nginx
$ sudo ln -s sites-available/webmail.conf sites-enabled/

Check the configuration and restart the Web-Server:

$ sudo nginx -t
$ sudo service nginx restart

RainLoop Configuration

Point your webbrowser to http://mail.example.net/?admin

ownCloud Integration

Download the RainLopp webmail-plugin for ownCloud:

$ cd download
$ wget http://repository.rainloop.net/v2/other/owncloud/rainloop.zip
$ sudo mkdir -p /var/www/owncloud/apps/rainloop
$ sudo unzip rainloop.zip -d /var/www/owncloud/apps
$ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/owncloud/apps