We all have our preferences. If you're looking for a "Turn-Key"
solution, Courier-MTA or Mail Toaster set-ups are damn fine. If you're
up for the learning experience, which will broaden your knowledge of how
all the pieces fit together, below is my open-ended recommendation:
Postfix (the mail/postfix port) with MySQL or Postgres as a
configuration backend. There are a lot of examples of how to do this
with MySQL on the Postfix webpage (www.postfix.org) which can be easily
adapted to Postgres if you so choose.
Cyrus as a POP3/IMAP server, with Web-Cyradm (see mail/cyrus-imapd22 and
Dovecot as a POP3/IMAP server, which I've found to be smokin fast and
fairly easy on the memory load (mail/dovecot) or...
As I was digging through the ports, DBMail looks interesting as well
You may also want procmail (mail/procmail) or maildrop (mail/maildrop)
SpamAssassin for filtering (mail/p5-Mail-SpamAssassin) and possibly
Amavis-new (security/amavis-new) with ClamAV (security/clamav). With
this setup, you could let Amavis-new do both your SpamAssassin and AV
scanning. Also, ClamAV is but one choice in the Virus scanning choices
in ports/security. If going the Postfix route, it is recommended by the
author to avoid MailScanner.
As for webmail, everyone has their own opinion as to which one they like
best. I've been a fan of IMP so I'll advocate the Horde Framework + IMP.
If you'd like any additional web-workgroup features, adding calendaring
(Kronolith), contacts (Turba), or any other features is a snap.
I know it's not down to the wire specific, but with the exception of the
"Turn-Key" solutions, a mail server is a sum of its parts as well as the
child of it's admin (Daddy, could I have 50 dollars for more RAM
Sr. Network Engineer
From: matthew [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 3:16 AM
To: Luke Kearney
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: Move to <insert here> mail server? WAS Re: Sending mail
gets'Relaying Denied' from off network.
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Luke Kearney wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 00:26:47 -0600
> Eric F Crist <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> granted us these pearls of
> > OK, I'm tired of trying to configure sendmail. I think I give up.
> > postfix and qmail recommendations the most. I need a mail server
that can do
> > a couple of things for me:
> > 1) Host multiple domains on the same server
> > 2) Easy user management and control (quotas?)
> > 3) I NEED MY SPAM ASSASSIN
> > 3) Webmail recommendation for this mail server.
> > 4) Your love and support with what I choose... ;)
> > Sendmail, since I've used it heavily, has become too much of a
burden for me.
> > Please reply with a 'vote' and possibly and howtos or 'change-over'
> > instructions. If you all recall, I've failed this once before.
> is a favourite of mine and if I can install it you can too :-), pretty
> bullet proof and easy to manage not to mention scaleable.
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