Webuzo Email Accounts and Thunderbird

Webuzo Thunderbird LogoThunderbird is a free email application that’s easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features. Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform email, news, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Thunderbird can manage multiple email, newsgroup, and news feed accounts and supports multiple identities within accounts. Features such as quick search, saved search folders (“virtual folders”), advanced message filtering, message grouping, and labels help manage and find messages. On Linux-based systems, system mail (movemail) accounts are supported.

This articles guides user to configure their emails accounts created using the Webuzo Email Management Service to Mozilla Thunderbird.

Getting Started
Requirements :
1) Email Account Created using Webuzo. Guide
2) Download and Install Mozilla Thunderbird.

Step 1) Click on “Create a New Account” in Thunderbird to configure a New Account
Webuzo Thunderbird Create Account

Step 2) Populate the required fields and Hit Continue.
a) Your Name : Name for the Email Account
b) Email Address
c) Password to the Email Account
Webuzo Thunderbird Configure Account

Step 3) Sit back and relax. Thunderbird with find for you the rest of the configurations on the basis of the details served in Step 2.
Webuzo Thunderbird Continue Configuring Account

Step 4) Hit “Done” and you are good to go.
Webuzo Thunderbird Done

Step 5) That’s it!!! You are now ready to send/receive emails to your box.
Webuzo Thunderbird Access Emails

Hope that was simple enough.

Webuzo Demo
Admin Panel : http://demo.webuzo.com/
Enduser Panel : http://demo.webuzo.com/enduser

Support : https://www.softaculous.com/support/open.php?

Fixing the “550 relay not permitted” Error in Webuzo

Webuzo LogoWebuzo – Single User Control Panel allows users to create email account for their domains by deploying the Email Server (Exim + Dovecot) by a click of a button. Exim and Dovecot can be installed from the Webuzo Enduser Panel >> Apps >> Utilities Category.

If at all you encounter a “550 relay not permitted” error in Webuzo while trying to send email then the following guide will help you fix it.
Relay Squirrel Mail Webuzo

Emails Accounts created using Webuzo are often configured to the desktop environments using tools like Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc.
Relay Outlook Mail Webuzo

Note : The Fix is applicable only for Webuzo installed on CentOS 6.x as it install Exim 7.2 which handles the fix.

One of the Quick Step is to verify if the Email Server is up and running on Webuzo and a Restart is recommended if you are unable to send/receive emails.

Quick Guide : http://webuzo.com/wiki/Restart_services

The following changes are required so as to get away with the “550 relay not permitted“:

1) Dovecot Configuration
/etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-auth.conf says:

auth_mechanisms = plain

Change it to:

auth_mechanisms = plain login

2) Exim Configuration

Add to /etc/exim/exim.conf in “AUTHENTICATION CONFIGURATION”:


dovecot_login:
driver = dovecot
public_name = LOGIN
server_socket = /var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb
server_set_id = $auth1

dovecot_plain:
driver = dovecot
public_name = PLAIN
server_socket = /var/run/dovecot/auth-userdb
server_set_id = $auth1


auth_advertise_hosts = *

Restart the Exim and Dovecot Service

ROOT > service exim restart
ROOT > service dovecot restart

Done !!!

Hope that was a Quick Trick.

Webuzo Demo : http://demo.webuzo.com/enduser