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Old 10-23-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
sirjosi
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arghh help im drowning with rh9 mail server config


Im a newbie linux user/admin and I really really admire linuxs stability so far, but Ive been googling day in and out and still cant get my system to work

Desired setup:
rh9
postfix for multiple domain emails
fprot or better antivirus
spamassassin or better
pop3 server (gpopper?)
webmin for gui adminstration (as much as can be done thru gui anyway)
http webmail server (?) to access email from the web


ive ran the fprot packages and webmin but cant get them to start!

Ive read so many docs and still cant get them to work together

Why do i have to search through FAQs just to know how to start an app?

sigh. heeelpppp!

if there are any rh9 experts with free time in the seattle area. pls let me know. We can discuss how to make it worth your time
 
Old 10-23-2003, 03:56 PM   #2
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Which one do you want to start with first?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 04:03 PM   #3
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Postfix main.cf file...
#masquerade_domains = (Don't want to overwrite outgoing addresses)
#masquerade_exceptions = root
mydestination = $mydomain other.domain.names (add subdomains as well)
#canonical_maps = (this works inward and outward so chews names up)
recipient_canonical_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/canonical

This will give you multiple domain use.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 04:06 PM   #4
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Ive started with configuring postfix. However I am unable to get emails from the server yet, which means I missed something or I probably dont have pop3 configured yet.

Ive checked the ipop3 service but dont know how to check if its running or configured properly. I have not installed a pop3 server yet bec im not sure ig gpopper is the best. Ive been redding gpopper documentation but having a hard time making sense of how to configure it as well

thanks for any input you may provide
 
Old 10-23-2003, 04:15 PM   #5
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Do netstat -tanp and look for port 110, that's the pop3 service

You may have to remove some packages to avoid conflicts when they start up.
Do chkconfig --list to see which packages are actually trying to start,
and chkconfig --level 2345 ~~ off to stop ~~ from turning on at boot.
Do service ~~ stop to stop ~~ running at the moment..

I have used the 'imap' package and found it to be quite reliable.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 04:23 PM   #6
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looks like theres no pop3. How do I get it started? I am under the assumption I dont have a working pop3 server yet...I mean it doesnt come configured with rh9 right?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 04:29 PM   #7
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Should come configured, but not necessarily turned on..
Usually controlled by xinetd, you may see that listening on port 110..

Do you have any pop/pop3/imap names listed in chkconfig --list?
They might be on the bottom of the list below the xinetd services list..

If there isn't an xinetd services list, then do service xinetd start and chkconfig --list again.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 05:12 PM   #8
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thanks! ok

pop3 seems to be running. whats the diff between ipo3 and pop3s service? the ssl capability?

chargen-udp: off
rsync: off
chargen: off
daytime-udp: off
daytime: off
echo-udp: off
echo: off
services: off
servers: off
time-udp: off
time: off
cups-lpd: off
sgi_fam: on
imap: off
imaps: off
ipop2: off
ipop3: on
pop3s: on
ktalk: off

Is there anything else I need to make it work with postfix? I still cant seem to get some emails
 
  


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