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Old 03-16-2007, 10:06 AM   #1
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New to Postfix and Maildir


I am new and just getting started, hoping to jump in by configuring a mail server. I want to set up postfix to use maildir and then add an pop/imap function. I can find plenty of documentation on how to do it that includes complex commands but very little that explains why I am typing those commands and what they mean/do. Does anyone have any suggestions on good explanatory documentation for beginners on configuring (and understanding) postfix and maildir?
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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What distro you using?
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:07 PM   #3
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Ubuntu 6.06
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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apt-get install postfix dovecot

And that is it installed and then all ya have to do is uncomment few lines in dovecot.conf file and add few to postfix.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:14 PM   #5
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Example postfix file:
Quote:
smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Ubuntu)
biff = no

# appending .domain is the MUA's job.
append_dot_mydomain = no

# TLS parameters
smtpd_tls_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/ssl-cert-snakeoil.pem
smtpd_tls_key_file=/etc/ssl/private/ssl-cert-snakeoil.key
smtpd_use_tls=yes
smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${queue_directory}/smtpd_scache
smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${queue_directory}/smtp_scache

myhostname = bandicoot.dyndns.info
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases
myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination = domainname1, domain3, localhost
relayhost =
mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all

home_mailbox = Maildir/
 
Old 03-17-2007, 10:35 PM   #6
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As for postfix, you can't do any better than the documentation on the postfix site. Start with "Basic configuration" and "Standard configuration examples".

To understand the maildir structure, you can read this.
 
  


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