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Virtual Users/Domains with Postfix/Courier/MySQL/SquirrelMail (Debian 7)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier, so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and SquirrelMail. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9730 | -falko, July 8, 2013

Tutorial: Automatically add a disclaimer to emails with alterMIME (Postfix on Debian 6)

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This tutorial shows how to install and use alterMIME. alterMIME is a tool that can automatically add a disclaimer to emails. In this article I will explain how to install it as a Postfix filter on Debian Squeeze. read more...
permapage | score:9637 | -falko, January 18, 2013

Tutorial: PostfixAdmin and Fetchmail

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Have you ever wanted to move mail from an old account to a new account? This tutorial will show you how to use fetchmail with PostfixAdmin. read more...
permapage | score:9578 | -aweber, September 3, 2010

Build a Mail Server on CentOS 6 with Postfix, Dovecot, PostgreSQL

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We're going to set up a free, full-featured mail server on CentOS 6.2, all mail service related components are free and open source, and you have control over your own data. The installation process is extremly easy and smooth. read more...
permapage | score:9480 | -falko, April 29, 2012

Tutorial: Install Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail on CentOS 6.2

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier, so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV and SquirrelMail. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9411 | -falko, February 2, 2012

iRedMail: Quickly configure a Mail Server with LDAP, Postfix, RoundCube / SquirrelMail on Ubuntu 8.04

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iRedMail is a shell script that lets you quickly deploy a full-featured mail solution in less than 2 minutes. Since version 0.5, iRedMail supports Ubuntu 8.04, 9.04 (it supports both i386 and x86_64). Its object is to make a Linux mail server installation and configuration simple and easy to use. iRedMail supports both OpenLDAP and MySQL as backends for storing virtual domains and users. This tutorial shows how to use the OpenLDAP backend. read more...
permapage | score:9224 | -falko, December 3, 2009

Virtual users with Postfix, MySQL, SquirrelMail (Mandriva 2010.0)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9128 | -falko, March 18, 2010

Forward Postfix aliases to /dev/null

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Send Postfix virtual aliases to /dev/null...
...sometimes you want to use a "do-not-reply" type of email address, and you don't want to have to mass-delete the mailbox at intervals.

The usual solution is to forward to /dev/null, and in a local-only setup you could do that in /etc/aliases:

do-not-reply: /dev/null

However, if you're using Postfix virtual domains, it gets a little more complicated. With virtual domains/users, you can't forward mail to a file. It must go to a user or an email address, like this:
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mail this link | permapage | score:8724 | -Ray, October 25, 2009

iRedMail 0.7.0 Tutorial: Mail Server with Postfix, Dovecot, Amavisd, ClamAV, SpamAssassin, RoundCube

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iRedMail is a shell script that lets you quickly deploy a full-featured mail solution in less than 2 minutes. Its object is to make a Linux mail server installation and configuration simple, painless and easy to use. Since version 0.7.0, iRedMail supports OpenSuSE (it supports both i386 and x86_64). iRedMail supports both OpenLDAP and MySQL as backends for storing virtual domains and users. This tutorial shows how to use the OpenLDAP backend on OpenSuSE 11.3. read more...
permapage | score:8712 | -falko, December 11, 2010

Virtual Users, Domains with Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 12.04)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier, so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8666 | -falko, May 10, 2012

Virtual Users/Domains with Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (CentOS 6.3)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier, so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8656 | -falko, March 27, 2013

Set up Postfix, MySQL, DoveCot, DSpam, ClamAV, Postgrey on Debian Linux

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This guide describes how to set up a full email solution in Debian Linux (all code is from Debian Etch). I was asked to design a secure, scalable, portable solution for a small company. While the guide references many servers, the company only had 4 physical machines, Xen was used to virtualize the entire solution. That particular aspect of the system is not discussed in this guide, although I will try to get it into the next revision. read more...
permapage | score:8597 | -falko, October 31, 2007

Virtual Users/Domains with Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (Fedora 15)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8580 | -falko, July 4, 2011

Postfix Active Directory authentication on CentOS 5.x

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This document describes how to integrate Postfix/Dovecot with Microsoft Active Directory on CentOS 5.x, and you can manage mail users in Microsoft Active Directory. You will learn how to enable Postfix to look up email addresses in Active Directory and how to enable Dovecot to authenticate against Microsoft Active Directory. read more...
permapage | score:8541 | -falko, June 24, 2011

Tutorial: Set up Postfix as a backup MX

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In this tutorial I will show how you can set up a Postfix mailserver as a backup mail exchanger for a domain so that it accepts mails for this domain in case the primary mail exchanger is down or unreachable, and passes the mails on to the primary MX once that one is up again. read more...
permapage | score:8467 | -falko, June 25, 2007

Virtual users with Postfix/Courier/MySQL/SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 12.10)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier, so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8463 | -falko, November 8, 2012

Virtual Users with Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (CentOS 6.0)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database that Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8447 | -falko, September 23, 2011

Debian Postfix mail server setup

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Postfix is an attempt to provide an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program. Postfix attempts to be fast, easy to administer,and hopefully secure, while at the same time being sendmail compatible enough to not upset your users.This tutorial will explain how to setup mail server with Postfix + Dovecot + SASL + Squirrel Mail. read more...
permapage | score:8425 | -gg234, March 14, 2008

Tutorial: DomainKeys with Ubuntu, Postfix and Dkim-Filter

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This is a quick tutorial for setting up DomainKeys on Ubuntu (I used 6.06 LTS - but should work the same on others) using dkim-filter with Postfix so emails from your domain will not constantly end up in Yahoo's spam filter. read more...
permapage | score:8414 | -falko, January 7, 2009

Postfix Virtual Hosting, LDAP backend, Dovecot on Ubuntu 9.10 IMAP/POP3 Server

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This how to will allow you step by to configure a Postfix mail server with with virtual hosting. Virtual hosting means that you can add as many mail domains as you want and sub sequentially as many mailboxes for these domains as you want. Here we we use an LDAP backend for both the MTA (Postfix) and POP3/IMAP server (Dovecot), and a web based management interface. Optional in this how to is the use of Roundcube webmail and proftpd. read more...
permapage | score:8409 | -falko, December 12, 2009
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