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Old 11-03-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
SuSERNuke
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Set mail server on Debian Etch


Hello guys. I run Debian Etch and want to set mail server. Could anyone point to some documentation of how to do it, please? I browsed LQ and couldn't find a comprehensive tutorial about that. I have permission from ISP to setup server (business account) but ISP's technicians all windows supporters, so they didn't offer much assistance.
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Debian-Etch 2.6
Gnome DE
exim4 is installed
mysql is installed
spamasassin in installed
clamav is installed

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Old 11-04-2005, 04:01 AM   #2
fouldsy
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What kind of mail server are you wanting to setup and how are you wanting to access it? Local mail server is fairly straightforward, along with something like OpenWebMail, for which there is a Debian package to give you webmail access or access via a mail client installed on your machine, up to something like Open-Xchange giving complete groupware features, which includes a very good but long guide to configuring it under Debian.

For an overview of basic mail server configuration under Linux, maybe have a read through this: http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/l...n/sendmail.htm
 
Old 11-05-2005, 02:19 AM   #3
SuSERNuke
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Thank you. The sendmail link is really comprehensive stuff.
One thing though. Insread of postfix I want to use exim4. These two do not coexist. Does it really matter?
 
Old 11-25-2005, 01:54 PM   #4
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I'm also into this. We currently have in my organization a BorderWare Firewall server, which gives good security, and basic email capabilities (smtp and pop3), but no global address book and no imap either.

I was thinking of seting up a debian box behind it, inside the network protected by the borderware firewall server. Is for an organization of about 150+ members and email is already configured and working, so is critical that I don't break what I already have.

My idea is to have the debian box fetch emails through pop3 from the borderware, and also allow users to authenticate to IMAP but against the borderware user accounts (something like delegating of forwarding the authentication request to the borderware server, I don't know if this is possible).

Of course, I don't know much about setting up mail servers, so any idea or variation from this setup that I have in mind, will be welcome.

Any ideas on how to configure and mantain a global address book? (via LDAP I suppose)
 
  


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