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'chris'
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opensource mail server for linux

hi

I'm looking for an opensource mail server, to install on debian sarge stable.

it should have a client browser interface, imap and if is it possible access for mickysoft outlook.

postfix is already installed.

greetings
chris
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Ivan Ferreira
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Re: opensource mail server for linux

You could use a combination of software.

Cyrus, Dovecot, imap for pop/imap protocols.
Squirrelmail, openwebmail for web access.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: opensource mail server for linux

which packets should be installed and howto configure dovecot ?

# apt-cache search dovecot
dovecot - dummy package for upgrades to dovecot IMAP and POP3 servers
dovecot-common - secure mail server that supports mbox and maildir mailboxes
dovecot-imapd - secure IMAP server that supports mbox and maildir mailboxes
dovecot-pop3d - secure POP3 server that supports mbox and maildir mailboxes
sylpheed-claws-maildir-plugin - Maildir++ support plugin for the Sylpheed Claws mail client
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: opensource mail server for linux

I found out:

according to this manual:

http://holl.co.at/howto-email/#a1

# apt-get install postfix postfix-tls sasl2-bin libsasl2-modules dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: opensource mail server for linux

now I have:

postfix, saslauthd & dovecot imapd/pop3d

installed and configured.


what are next steps ?
Steven E. Protter
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Re: opensource mail server for linux

Shalom chris.

chkconfig dovecot on
service dovecot start
chkconfig postfix on
servic postfix start

chkconfig --list | grep sendmail

Make sure sendmail is not configured to autostart.

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Karsten Breivik_1
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Re: opensource mail server for linux


You could also concider Zimbra from zimbra.com. This is a combination of postfix MTA, MySQL, OpenLDAP and a very fancy custom built web interface...

Or OpenExchange...

Or just Postfix by itself which is a very nice mailserver in combination with the Courier IMAP server.

poi
Ivan Krastev
Honored Contributor

Re: opensource mail server for linux

Hi chris,

don't forget to install some antivurus/antispam software - http://www.fatofthelan.com/articles/articles.php?pid=22

regards,
ivan