I would like to write a .htaccess rewrite command that takes any url with a subdomain mail and forwards them to whatever domain included that subdomain with /webmail at the end.


mail.zane.com would forward to zane.com/webmail mail.prowebmasters.com would forward to prowebmasters.com/webmail.

In short, I have a master domain with my host with addon domains in folders on the master domain. Any time I type mail.site.com it is forwarding to the index.html of the master site. Instead of doing that I want the sites to open /webmail/ of the site.

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This will work but you'll have to copy the rewrite into each domains .htaccess file.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mail\.domain\.com$
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/webmail/
RewriteRule (.*) /webmail/$1
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    A few mods, you could make domain.com unecessary in line 1: RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mail\..+$ [NC] and for line3 the 301 and last flag: RewriteRule (.*) /mail/$1 [R=301,L] Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 19:47

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