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Old 07-10-2012, 12:12 PM   #1
Tamilan
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linux Mail server


Dear friends,
I will be asked to configure mail server in the company.there is 50 users.i have no idea.i am linux user.i am thinking that configure linux mail server.if anyone has good step by step documentation or ebooks pls upload me.my email id is navagash@yahoo.com
 
Old 07-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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Pick a package. Install for your server's distribution. Configure. Enjoy.
Since email was one of the original top-5 internet applications, you will find more
than plenty of readings about mail server operations and configuration online
using your favorite search engine.

Do some reading. While not gold medal complete and accurate, the Wikipedia article offers some nice background and vocabulary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email

Which of the several "mail server" packages are you planning to deploy? It is far easier to answer questions about a specific package than your general plea for help. (If you don't know about the variety of email server packages, you have homework to do.) All mostly work for main stream email. The troubles come on the edges of capacity (how many connections in simultaneous active use) and performance (how quickly does connection accomplish what it is asked to do).

If your organization is an 8-to-5, Monday-to-Friday enterprise, you will learn about
capacity on Monday morning when everyone logs in to get their email within a short
period of time. Another measure of capacity will become obvious when that 200 page
report is actually attached to 30 messages rather than placed somewhere shared and
folks get told where to fetch it.

There are also "Groupware" packages. These offer a collection of features and services designed around the collaboration and cooperation of typical office workers. These include email, calendar, address book, document sharing and related applications.
Some of these groupware packages include a set of servers to implement the basic features while other packages rely on whichever servers might be available on the machine where the groupware suite gets installed. Again, "which package" leads to meaningful questions and answers.

Another concern has little to do with the email server itself but the environment in which it is deployed. Many jurisdictions now require that a business entity maintain archives of messages according to regulations and laws. Have you done homework about those requirements at your enterprise? In many cases, this boils down to use of an archiving utility, managing those archives and associated media, and compliance documents.

Good Luck,
~~~ 0;-Dan

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Old 07-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #3
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Hi there, and welcome to the forums!

You will find lots of useful information if you google for "linux mail server guide". Ons such resource is http://www.linuxmail.info/, which covers the SMTP server (postfix) as well as POP/IMAP and even webmail.

Good luck!
 
Old 07-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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Quote:
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if anyone has good step by step documentation or ebooks pls upload me.my email id is navagash@yahoo.com
You might find this article a useful start:
http://www.hypexr.org/linux_mail_server.php

I suspect that you have much preparation to do before making too many decisions.
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 07-10-2012, 01:05 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tamilan View Post
Dear friends,
I will be asked to configure mail server in the company.there is 50 users.i have no idea.i am linux user.i am thinking that configure linux mail server.if anyone has good step by step documentation or ebooks pls upload me.my email id is navagash@yahoo.com
No, sorry...this isn't the place to come for personalized, one-on-one email tech support. If you don't want to participate in a community forum, you won't get answers.

And if you want ANY hope of help, you need to post details. What version/distro of Linux are you using? Requirements? Need spam filtering? Internal email or externally-facing? Need IMAP, or will POP3 suffice??? Once you figure these things out, go to Google, and type in "linux mail server howto for <insert distro name here>", and read the results. We're not going to email you links to save you the trouble of looking it up.
 
Old 07-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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Hi Tamilan

I used to point to iRedMail all-in-one package to install the email server, but a short while ago (I don't know which post) a respectable member pointed out that probably has many break-in points.
I can't say anything about that, but only that I'm running it and I'm over satisfied for now.
 
Old 07-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #7
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Unless you specifically want to build a mail server from scratch then you should try one of the ready to go solutions which are offered in the small business Linux distros such as Zentyal.
 
Old 07-11-2012, 01:04 AM   #8
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Thanks to everyone--
 
Old 07-11-2012, 01:26 AM   #9
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Hi welcome to linuxforum,

There are lot of free opensource mail server avaialable in linux .Have a look after the below link



http://www.vmware.com/products/zimbra/overview.html

http://www.iredmail.org/


http://library.linode.com/email/post...tu-10.04-lucid
 
  


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