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First of all, bind the unmaintained UCS repository on your server system via the command:

ucr set repository/online/unmaintained='yes'

To guarantee a successful installation of roundcube, execute the following command to install mysql.

univention-install mysql-server

Hint: Please note the mysql root password, because it's necessary for the further installation.

cat /etc/mysql.secret

Now let's intall roundcube:

apt-get install roundcube

While the installation you will be asked for the mysql root password to grat access to the mysql server. After that a mysql user, named "roundcube", will be created. Set an individual password for this user. Confirm your password a second time .

The installation should be now successful.

Open the roundcube apache config via the command:

vim /etc/apache2/conf.d/roundcube

and delete the "#" before the Alias entries. Before:

#Alias /roundcube/program/js/tiny_mce/ /usr/share/tinymce/www/
#Alias /roundcube /var/lib/roundcube


Alias /roundcube/program/js/tiny_mce/ /usr/share/tinymce/www/
Alias /roundcube /var/lib/roundcube

This is necessary to gain access to the roundcube web frontend.

Restart apache to accept the settings.

invoke-rc.d apache2 restart

Open roundcube via a browser of your choice. Enter the following URL:


Now you can fill out the text fields and login with the following syntax:

username = user@mail.domain
password = <password-of-the-user>
server = <your-mail-server>

Further information

More information about configuration can be obtained from the Roundcube installation guide.

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