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Old 09-16-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
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Mail server using Fedora Core 4


I am a newbie in Linux. I have installed Fedora Core 4 and I wish to make it the mail server with webmail access.
The Fedora Core 4 installation has included postfix and I need to install courier-imap. I have tried using "apt-get courier-imap", but no luck. It said that the package is not found.

Anyone can help me?

Thanks,
Victor L
 
Old 09-16-2005, 03:21 PM   #2
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Why aren't you trying using the sendmail or qmail?? qmail is more better than sendmail i think. And w3mail or something like that is for webmail service. Or you can design your own....
 
Old 09-16-2005, 05:34 PM   #3
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kmail in fedora is good and thunderbird is also good sendmail is a pain to get working (so i hear) ive never tried it and really no need to i use kmail,thunderbird,evolution for the main mailboxes i have. i am beginning to think 34 mail boxes is too much tho. but anyway the key thing to look for is ease of use and something you feel comfortable with. both kmail and thunderbird support imap i cant remember if evolution does or not but im sure it does
 
Old 09-20-2005, 01:14 AM   #4
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I just read somewhere that postfix is better than qmail and easier to be installed and maintained. Also, Fedora Core 4 includes postfix and sendmail in his packages, sendmail has some problem with security. So I try Postfix instead, the problem is to connect the Postfix to any POP3/IMAP mail server.

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Victor L
 
Old 09-20-2005, 05:20 AM   #5
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you would need to know a few things like what is the host you mail boxes use (ex) gmails hosts are =incomming is pop.gmail.com out going is stmp.gmail.com where as bellsouth is both in and out are mail.bellsouth.net. u state that the problem is connecting postfix to any of ur mail boxes. if that is the case we need to know alot more info what mail is it you are trying to set up so on and so forth but if the mail boxes are from your isp than your best bet would be to call them and ask what do i use as host. if its hotmail/gmail/ect people here should beable to help but we need more than "cant connect postfix for my mail.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:34 AM   #6
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I want to have my own mailserver on my linux server actually. I just don't know which package is good, there are cyrus and courier. I am using Fedora Core 4 and there are no mail server packages included, just postfix and sendmail as mta.

Sorry for not detailed enough. Thanks for the replies.

Regards,
Victor L
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:54 PM   #7
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The best POP/IMAP server for simple installations is 'dovecot', with 'squirrelmail' for Webmail. Cyrus is a more complex IMAP system for larger organizations.

I like Postfix as an MTA, but you can also install Exim, which is designed for greater flexibility but requires a bit more effort to learn.

The usual "yum install <package>" will install any of these.

Qmail can't be shipped by any Linux distribution (it doesn't come under an Open Source license), so you'd have to compile and maintain that by hand.
 
  


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