Roundcube

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Email

  • To check your email using Roundcube, all you need to do is login
    • There is no need to configure anything in order to send or receive mail using RoundCube
  • Open your browser and navigate to https://rc.domain.tld
  • Enter your email address in the Username field
  • Enter your email password in the Password field
  • If you prefer a language other than English, select it from the list
  • Click the login Button

Getting Started

Before you start using RoundCube, you should configure the plugins to your requirements:


  • Open your browser and navigate to https://rc.domain.tld
  • Enter your email address in the Username field
  • Enter your email password in the Password field
  • If you prefer a language other than English, select it from the list
  • Click the login Button
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  • In the next window, find in the top right corner the link called "Settings"
  • In the preferences menu on the left side of the window, select Manage Plugins
  • You will be presented with a number of check boxes
    • Hovering your mouse over each item will give a brief help of what the plugin does
  • You may enable/disable any combination of plugins you desire
  • At the bottom is the option to restore the selections back to default, or you can select all or deselect all plugins
  • If there is something you are not clear on, feel free to ask
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Calendar

NOTE: These instructions are slightly out of date; the settings are correct but you will have to look around to find them till I update this page
Before you begin:

  • Open your browser and navigate to https://rc.domain.tld
  • Enter your email address in the Username field
  • Enter your email password in the Password field
  • If you prefer a language other than English, select it from the list
  • Click the login Button
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  • In the next window, find in the top right corner the link called "Settings"
  • In the next window on the far left side, under the main category "Calendar", click the sub-category "Categories"
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  • In the main pane of the window, click the plus sign. This will create a new line at the bottom of the list
  • Click in the longest field of the new line and enter a name for your calendar
    • The name is arbitrary, so it can be anything you like, though normally you would choose a name that has meaning for you.
  • If you wish to change the colour of your calendar, click in the box containing FFFFFF, then click on the colour you would like for your calendar
  • Click the Save Button
  • After you click save, the list will reorder alphabetically
  • Click the little round button next to the calendar you just created
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  • In the Username field you will find the value "%u"
    • %u is a short cut for the username you used to log into Roundcube, which will be the same as your email address
  • Enter your Email Password
  • The value you need to enter for "CalDAV Url" consists of two parts
  • Unless you know why you should do otherwise, leave "Reminders" and "Authentication Method" settings at their default
  • Click the Save Button
  • To start using your calendar, click the Calendar link in the top right corner of the window
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Shared Address Book

Before you begin:

  • Open your browser and navigate to https://rc.domain.tld
  • Enter your email address in the Username field
  • Enter your email password in the Password field
  • If you prefer a language other than English, select it from the list
  • Click the login Button
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  • In the next window, find in the top right corner the link called "Settings"
  • In the next window on the far left side, click the category called "CardDAV"
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  • In the main pane of the window, enter a name for your address book
    • The name is arbitrary, so it can be anything you like, usually something meaningful to you.
    • The address book name must not contain a space
  • Ensure "Activate CardDAV-Addressbook" is selected
  • Enter your email address as your Username
  • Enter your email password as Password
  • The value you need to enter for URL consists of two parts
  • The update interval can be increased if you like
    • 1 is the minimum acceptable value for this field
  • When everything is how you want it, click save
  • After you click save, you will be given the opportunity to add another address book if you want to.
  • In order to use your new address book, click on the Address Book link in the top right of the window
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  • Ensure your CardDAV address book is selected, and you will be able to view and add contact entries to your Shared Address Book

Server Side Message Filtering

  • Open your browser and navigate to https://rc.domain.tld
  • Enter your email address in the Username field
  • Enter your email password in the Password field
  • If you prefer a language other than English, select it from the list
  • Click the login Button
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Rc.choose.settings.png
  • In the next window, find in the top right corner the link called "Settings"
  • Click the filters tab
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  • To create a new filter, click the Plus Sign in the bottom left corner of the window
  • Filter Name is an arbitrary value, you should put something that is meaningful to describing the filter
  • Select your Filter Rules
    • Adjust the radio button to determine if you want all rules or any rules to match
    • If you need to add more rules, click the green plus sign to the right of the window
  • Set your Filter Actions by choosing an item from the left drop down menu
    • Different actions, such as the Out of Office reply, will produce different options after you choose it.
  • When the rules and actions for this filter are configured, click the Save button

Extra Notes

  • What is that Junk button doing anyway? - It's training the Spam filter on your particular mail server to learn what is spam and what is not so it can eventually filter out spam before it hits your inbox. To learn more, click on the link where the question is.