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Old 01-16-2004, 07:43 AM   #1
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POP3 Server, suggestions please


I am looking to configure a bulk standard POP3/SMTP mail server under Mandrake Linux. I preferably need a good GUI to configure it, and could use some webmail features as well.

I was going to use…

Fetchmail – to grab the mail from our ISP
Sendmail – To locally distribute
Qpopper – To act as the POP3 server for the Windows clients
Webmin – The GUI to configure all this

The really issue is the pop3 server. Qpopper is not very intuitive and its command line driven. This is no good to me as I have to leave it in the hands of people who have had little to no Nix experience. I need a nice easy GUI (like webmin) to train them on…..

Has anyone got any recommendations that match my above requirements?
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:17 AM   #2
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Is this really such a complex topic? Windows boxes can bang in VPOP or Mdemon and any number of tools that can be setup in moments yet I have spent a solid week on this and every Guru I have spoken to has not been able to suggest a Linux solution, is windows going to be my best bet???
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:29 AM   #3
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I'd also consider Mercury the server attached to Pegasus mail. This is also windows software but its well written and free.

I think one of your issues here is that Unix has always valued big, secure and capable mail servers more than GUI friendly mail servers. Given the state of email today my personal preference would be to start with the best cheap virus and spam control then work back.


Good luck, let us know how it turns out!


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Old 01-16-2004, 09:33 AM   #4
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Similiar Requirements

You seem to want the same type of set up as myself. I have posted a question similiar to yours. I suggest it may be worthwhile keeping an eye on each others post.

Good luck.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 09:42 AM   #5
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In fact it is nearly the same yes, following the mail server we will be looking at file servers etc and it is also for ten people. The big problem that I have here is the pop3 server. I have sendmail running, I even had postfix running (but disabled it). I have got Fetchmail installed and running. But right now there’s no way for windows clients to grab mail and no software that useful tools like webmin and such will handle.

It is frustrating me a lot =) even the reply a few post above fails to suggest anything. I am after a clean...

This for SMTP
This for POP3
This to grab the mail

The most common and intuitive solutions win the cookie.

Last edited by crofax; 01-16-2004 at 09:56 AM.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 04:15 PM   #6
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This is a post bumb, because still no one anywhere on any forum on newsgroup can answer this question, it’s also been asked here many times without answer. Is it that hard a topic?
 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:34 AM   #7
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I use a program called cucipop you can find it on Freshmeat. I love this program it has been stable and secure with no updates needed since 98. The guy who wrote it also wrote procmail. My problem is that cucipop has a compile problem on Fedora so I am stuck trying to use a different one.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 09:00 AM   #8
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I'm also looking for a simple linux mail-server and having alot of trouble finding it.
Now I've found something that looks quit easy to setup.
Xmail http://www.xmailserver.org/
This program is a smtp/pop3 server in one.
I'm going to try it tonight +- 22:00 GMT+1
I'll let you know how it went.
 
Old 05-24-2004, 05:34 AM   #9
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working mailserver

I've got XMail to work, it's not to hard and they have a form where you can post your problem with installing.
See for your self.
 
  


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