Autodelete WebMail users on cPanel
If you have WebMail Lite 8 installed on cPanel, you can log into WebMail using any email account which exists on cPanel. There is no need to add user in admin area of WebMail Lite 8 manually, user account will automatically be created in WebMail database.
However, if email account is deleted on cPanel, WebMail Lite 8 has no way to tell that it's deleted, so user account will stay in WebMail database even though it's no longer usable.
The following guidelines offer a way to install a hook on cPanel, ensuring that user account will be automatically deleted from WebMail once the email account is deleted on cPanel.
NB: WebMail Lite 8 can be installed on cPanel server using either cPanel installer, or from a standard package. These guidelines work for both the methods - however, you will need root access to cPanel to perform this kind of configuration.
Download the script, unpack it and place it under dev/ subdirectory of your WebMail Lite 8 installation - or any other direct subdirectory under the installation root. The scripts must have root:root ownership and 755 permissions.
- Run the following command in cPanel console, as root:
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/manage_hooks add script /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/afterlogic/tcpanel/remove_user.php --manual --category Cpanel --event 'UAPI::Email::delete_pop' --stage post
with the correct path to
remove_user.php script specified.
- Log into cPanel as root and make sure the hook is added correctly:
For troubleshooting purposes, you can enable debug logging, a special log will be generated under logs directory, filename starting with cpanel- .