Installing RAINLOOP

RAINLOOP is Simple, modern & fast web-based email client. An email client, email reader or more formally mail user agent (MUA) is a computer program used to access and manage a user’s email.


download rainloop

Create a new directory named rainloop:

mkdir /var/www/rainloop


Extract the downloaded zip file:

unzip -d /var/www/rainloop


Grant read/write permissions required by the application:

cd /var/www/rainloop
find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;


Set owner for the application recursively:

cd /var/www/rainloop
chown -R www-data:www-data .


You’ll need to create database and do some configuration settings. Please check the official rainloop website for more details.

Now go to the browser and enter localhost/rainloop and you’ll be greeted with rainloop authentication.

Now if you have 2 step verification activated on Gmail then you can go to the page:

and then create a new authentication code for your application. Copy this code and paste it in the password field of rainloop and in enter your email too.

The view of settings:

rainloop settings



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