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How to install RainLoop Webmail using Softaculous

This article describes how to install and configure RainLoop Webmail using the Softaculous installer in cPanel.

Installing RainLoop Webmail

You can get RainLoop WebMail up and running on your web site in minutes by using the Softaculous application installer in cPanel.

To install RainLoop Webmail using Softaculous, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. In the Software/Services section of the cPanel home screen, click Softaculous. The Softaculous installer page appears.
  3. In the Search text box, type rainloop and then press Enter.
    Alternatively, you can use the navigation pane on the left side. To do this, click Mails, and then click RainLoop Webmail.
  4. Click Install. The installation page appears.
  5. In the Choose Protocol list box, select the protocol.
    If you have an SSL certificate installed on your site, select https:// or https://www. If you do not have an SSL certificate installed on your site, select http:// or http://www.
    Because you must send account login information for a webmail application like RainLoop, you should only use SSL connections.
  6. In the Choose Domain list box, select the domain for installation, or accept the default value.
  7. In the In Directory text box, type the directory where you want to install the application, or accept the default value.
    If you want your domain name to go directly to the application, make sure the In Directory text box is blank.
  8. In the Site Name text box, type the site name. The site name appears in the title bar of users' web browsers when they access webmail.
  9. In the Admin Username text box, type the administrator username.
  10. In the Admin Password text box, type the administrator password.
    Make sure that you choose a strong password! The Softaculous installer provides a ranking for your password's strength, and turns green when the password is strong. Alternatively, you can click the Random Password icon icon next to the Admin Password text box, and Softaculous generates a strong, random password for you.
  11. In the Select Site Language list box, select the language you want users to see when they access webmail.
  12. In the Select Admin Language list box, select the language you want to use for the administration interface.
  13. Click the Advanced Options icon icon to expand Advanced Options.
  14. If you do not want to receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available, select the Disable Update Notifications check box.
    A2 Hosting strongly recommends that you receive e-mail notifications when application updates are available. Keeping your site updated helps prevent unauthorized access attempts and data loss.
  15. To receive site configuration information after the installation is complete, type an e-mail address in the Email installation details to text box.
  16. Review the installation options and settings, and then click Install. When installation is complete, Softaculous provides information about the application's configuration.

Configuring RainLoop Webmail

After you install RainLoop Webmail, you must configure it so you can access your domain's e-mail accounts. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to RainLoop Webmail as the administrator. Use the administrator username and password you specified in the previous procedure.
  2. On the left sidebar, click Domains.
  3. Click Add Domain.
  4. In the Name text box, type your domain name.
  5. Under IMAP, in the Server text box, type the server name for your A2 Hosting account.
    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  6. In the Port text box, type 993.
  7. In the Secure list box, select SSL/TLS.
  8. Under SMTP, in the Server text box, type the server name for your A2 Hosting account.
    For information about how to determine your account's server name, please see this article.
  9. In the Port text box, type 465.
  10. In the Secure list box, select SSL/TLS.
  11. Click Test. RainLoop Webmail tests the connection to the e-mail server:
    • If the test succeeds, the IMAP and SMTP headings turn green.
    • If the test fails, the IMAP and SMTP headings turn red. Check the values you provided in steps 4 to 10, and then try again.
  12. After the test succeeds, click Add. You can now log in to RainLoop Webmail using one of your domain's e-mail accounts.

More Information

For more information about RainLoop Webmail, please visit http://www.rainloop.net.