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Step by Step Install AtMail Open On FreeBSD

AtMail Open, I just know if atmail have free version.

Being curious on how it goes in FreeBSD box, I give it a try as my campus interface.

As usual I try to record it in notepad plus screenshot for guide, perhaps useful 🙂

1. Download latest version

mail# wget

2. Extract and change ownership

mail# tar xvzf atmailopen.tgz

mail# chown -R www:www atmailopen

3. Create database and grant access

mail# mysql -uroot -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or

Your MySQL connection id is 35030
Server version: 5.0.51a-log FreeBSD port:


Type ‘help;’ or ‘\h’ for help. Type ‘\c’ to clear the


mysql> create database atmail;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

mysql> grant all privileges on atmail.* to

atmail@localhost identified by ‘atmailpass’ with grant

Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.05 sec)

mysql> flush privileges;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.04 sec)

4. Change httpd.conf entry, sample in my box.

DocumentRoot /home/edp/public_html/atmailopen

<Directory “/home/edp/public_html/atmailopen”>
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride All

5. Open web url for this mail interface and follow the instructions :

My php.ini setting need to change a little to match atmail requirement.

Click continue, Accept licence agreement.

Fill all information according to step 3.

Put information around smtp host, use smtp auth and admin email information.

Atmail Open support migration from another webmail system. I skip this option.

If everything is fine You’ll see ‘Installation Complete’ page.

Great, I try to login and see this page. It work well.

Installing process in FreeBSD box is smooth and working well to existing mail system I have.

Good webmail interface 🙂