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Plugins for Squirrel Mail

Adding a Squirrelmail plugin is relatively simple. This sample installs the "change_sqlpass" plugin (which requires the "compat" (or compatibility) plugin. First copy the necessary plugins to the server you are installing them onto. A command like:

$ scp plugin timbruce@server:~/download/squirrelmail

Depending on how it's installed, you need to assume the correct user to configure the plugin.

$ sudo su -

On Ubuntu, you need to change to the following directory:

# cd /usr/share/squirrelmail/plugins

Then execute the following command:

# tar -xzvf compatibility-2.0.9-1.0.tar.gz
# tar -xzvf change_sqlpass-3.3-1.2.tar.gz

Detemine which version of SquirrelMail you are running (looking at the login page will help). I'm using Ubuntu version 1.4.10a, so I patch using v1.4. Now I can install compatibility using the following command:

# cd /usr/share/squirrelmail/plugins/compatibility/
# patch -p0 < patches/compatibility_patch-1.4.10.diff

After this, configure SquirrelMail.

# cd ../config
# ./

Go to #8 (Plugins) and install change_sqlpass. (NOTE: I also need to update the plugins/change_sqlpass/config.php file with the appropriate parameters to allow it to update the database.)