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Afterlogic WebMail Lite 8

Open-source webmail script for your existing IMAP server.

Afterlogic WebMail Lite 8: Message List

You can download WebMail Lite 8 from our website, unzip the package and configure the installation as described at this documentation page. This is a simple approach convenient for those who simply wish to install the product. But if you're looking for building and adding custom modules or skins, installing from Git repository is recommended per the instructions below.

Installation instructions

During installation process you will need:

  1. Download and unpack the latest version of WebMail Lite 8 into your installation root directory

We're assuming that you wish to install the latest stable version of the product. If you're looking for the latest code (e.g., to contribute changes), the following steps needs to be taken:

  • Instead of unpacking the archive, clone the repository into the installation directory:
  • change modules' versions in modules.json file to "dev-master"
  • adjust composer.json configuration file so that sources are preferred:
	"config": {
		"minimum-stability": "dev",
		"preferred-install": {
			"afterlogic/*": "source"
  1. Download composer.phar from

  2. Start the composer installation process by running the following from the command line:

    php composer.phar install

    NB: It is strongly advised to run composer as non-root user. Otherwise, third-party scripts will be run with root permissions and composer issues a warning that it's not safe. We recommend running the script under the same user web server runs under.

  3. Set up initial config values

    php composer.phar run pre-config
  4. Next, you need to build static files for the current module set.

    First of all, install all npm modules via

    npm install ./modules/CoreWebclient

    and install gulp-cli module globaly

    npm install --global gulp-cli
  5. Now you can build static files

    gulp styles --themes Default,DeepForest,Funny
    gulp js:min
  6. Now you are ready to open a URL pointing to the installation directory in your favorite web browser.

  7. Upon installing the product, you'll need to configure your installation.


  1. Make sure data directory is writable by the web server. For example:
chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/webmail/data
  1. It is strongly recommended to runs the product via https. If you run it via http, the majority of features will still be available, but some functionality aspects, such as authentication with Google account, won't work.

To enable automatic redirect from http to https, set RedirectToHttps to true in data/settings/config.json file.

Protecting data directory:

All configuration files of the application and user data are stored in data directory, so it's important to protect data directory to make sure that nobody can access that directory over the Internet directly.


This product is licensed under AGPLv3. The modules and other packages included in this product as dependencies are licensed under their own licenses.

NB: Afterlogic Aurora modules which have dual licensing are licensed under AGPLv3 within this product.

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