Securing SquirrelMail using HTTPS

2004-03-18 15:19:00 +0000

Part 11 of Installing qmail and vpopmail. This part is about securing webmail access by using HTTPS.

At the end of Installing SquirrelMail, I’d finished installing webmail on my test box. Currently, this uses HTTP. This is not really secure enough for webmail, so this article is going to look at adding HTTPS access to webmail.

Apache-SSL or mod_ssl?

There are two options when it comes to providing support for HTTPS: Apache-SSL and mod_ssl. Debian has packages for both.

See these two mailing list posts (e.g.) for more information about which to choose: