On 8/18/06, Steve Lake <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Looking for a guide online somewhere that will walk me through setting up a mail server with the following items on it. SpamAssassin Postfix (pop3 and smtp setup) MySQL (for database driven mail user administration) MyPHPAdmin (to visually admin the database) Squirrelmail (for webmail) Apache (for squirrelmail) Dovecot Imap (for squirrelmail) Postfix Admin <- this is the reason for the need to have a mysql driven mail user database. It's apparently required for this to work. Plus database driven user management tends to be easier. Of course, if you know of a better way to graphically admin mail users without using a database, I'm all ears. :) And lastly, some kind of web based server admin page that's similar to webmin, but more secure. I want to setup a mail server with all these elements, have postfix, squirrelmail and dovecot be database driven and somehow create a mailbox tree for the webmail users for saved, spam, sent and trashcan folders. Also, lastly, which format for mail is better? Maildir or Mbox? I'm partial to Mbox, but I've heard some others say Maildir is better. The server is only going to host about 30-40 users for a realty company, so security is priority, plus it needs to have ease of administration because the guy who's going to admin this in the end (I'm just building it, he's maintaining it) isn't unix savy. I've already done a lot of google diving, but with little luck. Hence why I'm asking here. If someone knows of a good guide or series of guides that'll help me through all this, it'd be greatly appreciated. I'm used to doing this the hard way with sendmail and the regular freebsd users through the console. So I'm really new to postfix, but I'm using it because it's supposedly more secure. I'd have the guy who's admining it do the same, but he's too green in the console to risk it. ;) try using google, it will point you to the tutorial's url but since you already posted that question here, the postfix website has lots of howto in setting up a mailserver, i for one used the howto's in postfix' website. but if your too lazy to google :D this url's might help:
http://freebie.miraclenet.co.th/server/install_fbsd/ http://www.astro.ufl.edu/it/install/freebsd.html here a suggestion, instead of using squirrelmail try using roundcube, we use
it here in our office. roundcube's ajax like interface's absolutely awesome compared to squirrelmail bland interface, you can install it via subversion. dovecot is a good choice for imap and pop3 service. postfix can support both mbox and maildir but i prefer maildir. you can secure your box by chrooting postfix or putting it behind a firewall. there are so many ways to make it fully secure, those i mentioned are just a few of them.
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