SquirrelMail Documentation

Sorry for the lack of cohesion in the SquirrelMail documentation, but here is a conglomeration of all the docs that we have accumulated so far. Maybe some time in the future we will put together a good documentation system. This is just meant to get you up and running. If you find mistakes, please email them to

      If you would like to make a translation of SquirrelMail, here are some guidelines to help you along the way. These were compiled, thanks to Gustav Foseid.
    Translating the Help System
      We have a rather extensive help system in SquirrelMail now. This document contains information about translating those help documents.
    The Mailbox Tree
      This explains the algorithms and arrays behind the mailbox tree used in deleting folders. This was compiled thanks to Nathan Ehresman.
      Ever wonder how SquirrelMail handles MIME support? You need not search any longer. This document gives an overview of how it works and how we decode MIME encoded messages.
      If you would like to create plugins for SquirrelMail, this is the place to start. It gives an overview and tells what needs to be in place for all plugins.
      You can create your own color themes and add them in the themes/ directory if you wish. This describes the format of the theme files.
    Russian Apache
      There are special instructions if you are running Russian Apache. This document, thanks to Konstantin Riabitsev, will help you out.