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Is there any way to create the above such that they can refer to directories normally outside my webroot without having to set up access per directory? Something like AllowSymlinks or some such ..?
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Do You look for http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#options directive FollowSymLinks
edit Your httpd.conf and just allow it.
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you can always include a separate conf file for that alias and create a forward.  something simple would be a /webmail which forwards to /usr/share/squirrelmail.

create a file called mydir.conf in /etc/httpd/conf.d/

********
#forward or a symbolic path in document root

Alias /mydir     /path/to/mydir

***************

now your http://localhost/mydir would automatically go to that dir. provided the permissions are 755 (or apache / whichever user your apache runs under, should have read rights into the directory)
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restart httpd for the config to take effect
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