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Old 05-06-2003, 02:52 PM   #1
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Mail Server, Qmail/Postfix and IMAP


I have a working (quite well actually) setup of postfix. However... I am wanting to add squirrelmail to my system and it requires IMAP. So I am looking into Courier IMAP which says it uses the maildir format rather than the older, less versatile mbox. However, it also says that POSTFIX has adopted the use of maildir.

Is there something I need to edit in my config files to make postfix use the maildir setup?

More along these lines... How does qmail differ (both in features and in difficulty administering/setup) from Postfix? I know about the maildir/mbox thing, but anything else? Would it be worth switching over to if I have a working Postfix system?

I appreciate any and all information related to this that anyone provides. I pretty much am a "mail" retard. I was able to setup Postfix through reading the README and a lot of luck. So please, if you can, be elaborate in your replies.



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Old 05-06-2003, 03:11 PM   #2
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I've never really used postfix but at work we just set up a mail server using this howto with the exception that used squirrel not imp:
http://www.sxpress.com/~henry/qmail-...-web-howto.htm

Hope it helps you too MasterC!
 
Old 05-06-2003, 10:07 PM   #3
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Thanks! I will give it a go within the next week or so and report back how things go.

Thank you again for the link

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Old 05-07-2003, 09:48 AM   #4
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MasterC,

Hey, I am setting up a mail server myself and I have the same question as you, well sort of. Qmail or Postfix? Now for my REAL question. Can you use POSTFIX as an email realy agaent?
Purpose: pop3 email accouts on outside server, email client(s) on internal (behind firewall2), I dont want to forward mail through the firewall. I want the firewall/proxy to get the email so I can then just connect with the internal clients to the firewall/proxy to get the emails....

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Old 05-07-2003, 10:14 AM   #5
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please do not ask a question more than once. thatnks for looking around for other information and such, but you have already created a post for this question. thanks
 
Old 05-07-2003, 01:13 PM   #6
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MasterC - you can use the uw-imap server which is pretty standard on most distros and the postfix you are currently using to get squirrelmail setup. The only reason I could see to install Courier-IMAP would be if you want to enable virtual mail users or want to use ~/maildir instead of the unix mbox for incoming mail.
 
Old 05-07-2003, 01:26 PM   #7
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Thank you, I am going to read up on it, and install it (and eventually give a go with squirrelmail ).

Thanks again!
 
Old 05-07-2003, 04:03 PM   #8
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If you have maildirs, you can use uebimiau, is an excellent and easy to use email web interface, you can download it from http://www.uebimiau.sili.com.br
 
Old 05-17-2003, 07:25 AM   #9
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Hey masterc, from your original post...

qmail and postfix are pretty comparable in features. Difficulty of setup is probably similar. I have used qmail for a few years and find it pretty efficient and capable. A couple of good places to look are

http://www.qmail.org
http://lifewithqmail.org

> Would it be worth switching over to if I have a working Postfix system?

I wouldn't, in your shoes I'd be trying to make postfix do Maildir. It depends how many users you're gonna tee off *while* you're changing MTA.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 03:22 PM   #10
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Just myself, and thanks for the response! I've decided to try out different webmail interfaces, and give a go on other imap things. I'm learning quite a bit lately about mail programs, DNS and the whole nine yards.

From the looks of things, here's what I'll probably end up with in the end:
Postfix (currently)
w-imap (currently)
fetchmail (working on it)
Open WebMail (Still in idea stage)

Along with my current projects of Postnuke and PhPbb and eventually registering a domain.

Ah yes, gotta love it when project ideas start blooming

Thanks for all the replies everyone.

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Old 05-17-2003, 03:49 PM   #11
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MasterC - you may want to check out MoreGroupWare:
http://moregroupware.sourceforge.net/

It has combined forums/calendars/WebMail (although Javascript dependant) and looks pretty good. I have never used it in a production environment but after showing it to my colleagues we are going to at least trial it at work.
 
  


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