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Old 03-09-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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Lightbulb HOWTO: EMail conifguration using ISPConfig 3/POSTFIX/COURIER/SquirrelMail/SpamAssassi


Hey everyone!


I am looking for a good HOWTO on how to effectively rollout an email server using the howtoforge tutorial "The Perfect Server - Debian Lenny with ISPConfig 3" as a baseline installation starting point.

I have searched up and down howtoforge and other linux help forums to no avail ( I see tutorials for ISP Config 2, but it clearly states it will not work with ISPConfig 3 ), but I have started to favor this community for the fast responses and willingness to help =) so I will ask here first.

Anyone have any experience and offer any insight on how to start a email server, configuration files worth looking at, external links to tutorials elsewhere, books, or anything I can learn about to start this service?

Any help is, as always, very appreciated =D
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:57 AM   #2
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How came you searched other forums and found no links, no tutorials and no any help? And how came /etc/init.d/<yourmailservicename> start doesn't work?
First you've got to tell us what you did to make it started or configured, and what exact problem you experience, and what you failed to find in manuals and online docs.
Using LQ to save your time while avoiding searching it yourself is a wrong way and it obviously won't work
Anyways you can wait for someone having those links on head so he might help you by posting them. But the better way is to try resolving problems yourself, you know that don't you? If you'll solve it yourself you'll remember that for the rest of your life
And btw, why are you willing to do that hard work for making it easy-to-setup through web interface? Are you going to host someone unfamiliar with CLI?
 
Old 03-10-2010, 09:30 AM   #3
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I have searched other forums, and the only current howtos are based off of ISP Config 2, but I use ISP Config 3. The reason behind using ISP Config is I want to be able to remotely access my server's interface with a GUI from any web browser, without having to install putty or attempt to ssh/telnet from a client's machine. It will be easier to use this way for what I want it to be.

How I started this service was simple - I have a brand new server and Im new to Linux, I decided to use Debian "Lenny" for my web hosting/ mail server. I chose to do this because I researched Linux and wanted to learn about it, best way to learn is by doing! I have a few sites that I will be hosting for people I know and family members, as well as some emails associated with those sites.

I have not configured anything for the mail yet (outside of the standard steps as in Falko's 'Perfect Server Debian Lenny with ISP Config 3' ), as I wanted to look for a howto or documentation on how it works, and what to do. The ISP Config site does not offer the best of help or documentation, so I searched here, howtoforge, debianadminstration, linuxforums, etc. All these sites offer many ISP Config 2, but not 3.

I love to solve problems myself, I just need some guidance here because this is only the 3rd week I have been using Linux

=)

If someone has a step by step, thats great. If you can tell me breifly what to do so I can research the details myself, thats even better so I learn more!

Either way, any help is greatly appreciated =)


What I want to do is learn how to setup email addresses for the websites I already have configured in my server. I have ISP Config 3, POSTFIX, Courier, MySQL, PHP, Squirrelmail and Spamassassin installed from the tutorial I followed. Where do I go to learn how to set up these email addresses?
 
Old 03-10-2010, 03:11 PM   #4
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If posting what I have running currently, I will do that now.

Output of top:

:/# top
top - 16:09:32 up 2 days, 7:45, 2 users, load average: 0.02, 0.05, 0.04
Tasks: 141 total, 1 running, 140 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.0%us, 0.0%sy, 0.0%ni,100.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 8198724k total, 876912k used, 7321812k free, 177676k buffers
Swap: 76420984k total, 0k used, 76420984k free, 219684k cached

PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
1 root 20 0 10312 748 616 S 0 0.0 0:01.24 init
2 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kthreadd
3 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.52 migration/0
4 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.02 ksoftirqd/0
5 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.78 watchdog/0
6 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.48 migration/1
7 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.04 ksoftirqd/1
8 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.10 watchdog/1
9 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.48 migration/2
10 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.02 ksoftirqd/2
11 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.12 watchdog/2
12 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.56 migration/3
13 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 ksoftirqd/3
14 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 3:12.20 watchdog/3
15 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:02.46 events/0
16 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:01.48 events/1
17 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:01.42 events/2
18 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.18 events/3
19 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 khelper
56 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kblockd/0
57 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kblockd/1
58 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kblockd/2
59 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.02 kblockd/3
61 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpid
62 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kacpi_notify
161 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 ksuspend_usbd
167 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.02 khubd
170 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kseriod
235 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 pdflush
236 root 20 0 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.92 pdflush
237 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 kswapd0
238 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/0
239 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/1
240 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/2
241 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 aio/3
803 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 ata/0
805 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 ata/1
807 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 ata/2
810 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 ata/3
811 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 ata_aux
812 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 khpsbpkt
950 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_0
951 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_1
952 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_2
953 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_3
954 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_4
955 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_5
956 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 knodemgrd_0
978 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_6
979 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 scsi_eh_7
1315 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.30 md0_raid1
1323 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.62 md1_raid1
1331 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 md2_raid1
1339 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 md3_raid1
1347 root 15 -5 0 0 0 S 0 0.0 0:00.00 md4_raid1
 
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