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mailreader 2.3.36-3.1
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Mailreader for Debian
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Comments regarding the Package

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ABOUT HTTP Servers:

I've tried all available for debian 2.2 potato http servers. Only one: aolserver
refused to work with mailreader. I'm not too familiar with aolserver, so maybe
it is simple problem. If someone find out why it is not working please let me
know.

Dhttpd will never work with mailreader, because it doesn't support cgi.

Roxen works without any modification.

Boa doesn't allow to run cgi (of course in standard configuration) from any
directory except explicity /usr/lib/cgi-bin.
Easiest way is just move all files from /usr/lib/cgi-bin/mr2 to /usr/lib/cgi-bin
If someone know how to add mr2 directory to cgi please let me know.

Cern-httpd has the same problem like boa. Next problem is that cern runs cgi
with UID nobody. So all files in /var/lib/mr2 need to be owned by nobody.
Just became superuser and issue
chown -R nobody /var/lib/mr2
If you want logging you need to set owner of /var/log/mr2.log to nobody.

Still only one secure and RECOMMENDED httpd is an apache-ssl 
(or apache + ssl_mod)
Again think about user security and privacy!
SSL support for connecting to ssl wrapped POP3 servers is written by me and sent
to Kim Hoviala (author). Probably next version of mailreader will support it.

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Advertisements:
To enable advertisement look at /etc/mailreader/server.cfg or
run mailreader.config and anwser questions
Mailreader can show ads prepared as html or as perl scripts. Please look at
/var/lib/mailreader/ads to see how it should be prepared.
REMEMBER: if you will use any graphics it should be placed 
in $SERVERROOT/mailreader/gfx/ads/<name of ad>
Please check /var/lib/mailreader/ads/*/ad.cfg for options used for
advertisement. Please notice this file have to be writeable by httpd otherwise
ad will not expire.

Wojciech Jeczmien <jeczmien@ocean.univ.gda.pl>, Wed, 13 Dec 2000 21:41:10 +0100