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Old 10-14-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Best Mail Secure & Stable Open Source Mail Server


Dear Experts,

I know that this is a common question and asked many times. but there are so many available mail servers that i am not able to decide the one.

(1) Kindly tell that which is the Secure, Stable & fast open source mail server for Centos or Ubuntu Server.

(2) Is there any guide which can be used to deploy the mail server with all its components e.g. smtp, ipop, imap, spam, antivirus, DNS Setting. There are a lot of How tos on the internet, but they are giving the insufficient steps, mean that with that guide we can not deploy the server for an organisation and it create illusion that how to make the complete setup.

With Regards,

TH//
 
Old 10-15-2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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Have you looked at iRedMail ?
 
Old 10-16-2011, 12:23 AM   #3
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Have you looked at iRedMail ?
Thanks for the reply. I have seen and tried it. But it is not free of cost. The free version is having some limitation. Kindly correct me? What is your experience with iRedmail. I want to manage multiple domain from Web Panel. This does not make independent. What do you say about qmail. I can think to deploy by using Centos or Ubuntu.

Regards,

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Old 10-16-2011, 03:18 AM   #4
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I have a fresh guide on qmail/dovecot here http://notes.sagredo.eu/node/8
qmail is secure stable and open source.
Anyway, if you are going to start from scratch maybe it's better to look for postfix or another project that is really alive.
 
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:48 AM   #5
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I have a fresh guide on qmail/dovecot here http://notes.sagredo.eu/node/8
qmail is secure stable and open source.
Anyway, if you are going to start from scratch maybe it's better to look for postfix or another project that is really alive.
Thanks for the post. Are you talking about qmailtoaster or qmailrocks. I like qmail. And i have seen, do you suggest me for qmail. Because i have seen only qmail on the net, which gives the complete one place Guide to complete the server setup from scratch. I have not seen such a guide of postfix or exim. If any then they are not complete setup with all components smtp, dovecot courier imap/pop, spamassassin, web control panel, virtual domain facility, antivirues, greylisting etc. Does you qmail link works with ubuntu and centos distribution.


Waiting for your reply. Many many thanks for the reply.

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Old 10-16-2011, 05:47 AM   #6
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Anyway, if you are going to start from scratch maybe it's better to look for postfix or another project that is really alive.
I would recommend it too.

some link to start maybe.

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Old 10-16-2011, 07:55 AM   #7
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I would recommend it too.

some link to start maybe.
This link is giving help for postfix. But no detail about spamassassing, antivirus, dovecot or courier, postfixadmin, mysql-postfix setup, webmail client like horde, squirrelmail.Will you suggest me a complete setup url. Is there anything wrong with qmail.

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #8
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I suggested you iRedmail which has all the needed things implemented and also it's Free (no need to pay, except some extra admin panel, which of course doesn't in any way make difference in the server configuration, it just has all administration in one place)
I use it and I do the configuration through command line, and mailboxes and domains through Postfixadmin. That's free version.

Why Postfix?: it is live MTA and well supported (I think), others may have it too, but I always go for the things which most servers/admins use (easier to find support/help).

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I want to manage multiple domain from Web Panel. This does not make independent.
I don't know what you mean by "manage multiple domain from Web Panel" but I have about 50+ domains with around 150+ emails on the server administrated through Postfixadmin and it also has the ability for the superadmin to make admins for only specified domains which they can manage on their own (make email accounts, redirections etc.)

Users can access their mailboxes through RoundCube which is installed and configured with iRedmail installation and also POP3/IMAP.

That not alone the server gets Amavis and Spamassassin integrated into Postfix and also (if chosen) users database in MySQL, so no local accounts needed.

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Old 10-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #9
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Thanks for best Knowledge base Post for me. Can i use iRedmail on Centos/Ubuntu?. Is there any forum of Documentation to manage the server from command. I have seen its web panel on web site. But i am asking for other task & troubleshooting from shell. does it install spamassassin,antivirus in open source version. How do you deploy other Pro Version feature? Any specific documentation open forum /place.

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I suggested you iRedmail which has all the needed things implemented and also it's Free (no need to pay, except some extra admin panel, which of course doesn't in any way make difference in the server configuration, it just has all administration in one place)
I use it and I do the configuration through command line, and mailboxes and domains through Postfixadmin. That's free version.

Why Postfix?: it is live MTA and well supported (I think), others may have it too, but I always go for the things which most servers/admins use (easier to find support/help).



I don't know what you mean by "manage multiple domain from Web Panel" but I have about 50+ domains with around 150+ emails on the server administrated through Postfixadmin and it also has the ability for the superadmin to make admins for only specified domains which they can manage on their own (make email accounts, redirections etc.)

Users can access their mailboxes through RoundCube which is installed and configured with iRedmail installation and also POP3/IMAP.

That not alone the server gets Amavis and Spamassassin integrated into Postfix and also (if chosen) users database in MySQL, so no local accounts needed.

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Old 10-16-2011, 12:46 PM   #10
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Hi,

of course, look at community support
It's what anyone might ask for and helpful.

Yes, the installation procedure downloads and installs (configures) Spamassassin / Amavisd, if you want then Admin Pro you just buy it and install (help can be get from community support)

The DOCs.

I'd suggest you first try installation on some of your home/local computers running VirtualBox with CentOS, to test the procedure and get to know the options. Then you can repeat it on the server (and move to production).

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Old 10-16-2011, 05:01 PM   #11
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Thanks for the post. Are you talking about qmailtoaster or qmailrocks.
I mean that these days the core of qmail is not mantained anymore by its original programmer, but a number of patches must be put together to get qmail complete. This can be done, there are a few big packages of patches that you can quickly use (I also mantain a combined patch), but honestly this is not in respect of the spirit that qmail was originally conceived and this is not the reason why it became popular.
So, despite of the fact that it works fine, it's full featured and is secure, you have no guarantee for the future...

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I like qmail. And i have seen, do you suggest me for qmail. Because i have seen only qmail on the net, which gives the complete one place Guide to complete the server setup from scratch. I have not seen such a guide of postfix or exim. If any then they are not complete setup with all components smtp, dovecot courier imap/pop, spamassassin, web control panel, virtual domain facility, antivirues, greylisting etc.
concerning postfix, take a look to http://www.bowe.id.au/michael/isp/postfix-server.htm
it's for fedora, so it should be ok for you

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Does you qmail link works with ubuntu and centos distribution.
yes, of course
 
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it's full featured and is secure
Nice to know but comparing mitre.org CVE's for major MTA's shows the only one without 2011 entries actually is Sendmail.
 
Old 10-17-2011, 04:06 AM   #13
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Thanks for best Knowledge base Post for me. Can i use iRedmail on Centos/Ubuntu?. Is there any forum of Documentation to manage the server from command. I have seen its web panel on web site. But i am asking for other task & troubleshooting from shell. does it install spamassassin,antivirus in open source version. How do you deploy other Pro Version feature? Any specific documentation open forum /place.

Regards,
Take a look at basic Postfix configuration.
 
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Nice to know but comparing mitre.org CVE's for major MTA's shows the only one without 2011 entries actually is Sendmail.
I think this is because nobody is actually using it as an MTA on big servers. No wide use -> less bugs found.
Concerning qmail, its author is proud of his "qmail security garantee", which still remains valid.. :-) http://cr.yp.to/qmail/qmailsec-20071101.pdf

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