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Old 02-06-2006, 03:31 PM   #1
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Simple Email server for FC4 - POP, SMTP (with auth)


All I need is a simple POP and SMTP (with auth) server with easy administration of the users and easy alias creation, etc. What combo of software would you reccomend? Is there a comprehensive how-to to implement this setup? I have Googled through tons of how-to's and can't find one that fits what I want.
 
Old 02-06-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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The easiest setup on fedora IMHO is postfix (smtp) and dovecot (imap, pop).

# yum remove sendmail
# yum install postfix
# yum install dovecot

edit /etc/postfix/main.cf to tailor postfix to your needs, the config file is well documented.

edit /etc/dovecot.conf and enable the protocols you want available.

I use sasld for auth.

Take a look at http://www.postfix.org/docs.html for guides.

All are well supported in fedora. I have 3 servers running with no problems with these services.
 
Old 02-07-2006, 09:15 AM   #3
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Thanks Dudydoo! Is Webmin the best GUI to configure it then? Or is there something else you would recommend?
 
Old 02-07-2006, 01:42 PM   #4
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Webmin is about the best, but I do everything at the command line
 
Old 02-07-2006, 03:54 PM   #5
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Take a look a citadel

http://www.citadel.org
 
Old 05-03-2006, 05:27 AM   #6
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I want to configure a Linux-based system as a SMTP mail server that can be accessed from port 25.

Please what is the very first decision I need to make about the package needed to install and configure the server?
all i need is to have few user accounts and a mailing list that group them

What steps i should follow
 
Old 05-03-2006, 08:24 AM   #7
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Hi

Go to www.howtoforge.com , there is a step-by-step guide on how to setup a mailserver with dovecot and postfix.
Just look under the postfix option

Cheers
 
Old 05-03-2006, 08:29 AM   #8
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Hi

Go to www.howtoforge.com , there is a step-by-step guide on how to setup a mailserver with dovecot and postfix.
Just look under the postfix option

Cheers
 
Old 05-11-2006, 09:32 AM   #9
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ok thank you the file

"How to install Postfix, Amavisd-new, SpamAssassin, Pyzor, Razor, DCC, and ClamAV on Fedora Core 4 - v2.1.8"

helped me alot, BUT

i faced a problem in creating 4 user accounts and their mailing list

I want if i sent an email to the address <Group name> it should reach all 4 users

what are the actual steps for doing this?
 
Old 05-18-2006, 03:26 AM   #10
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Good Day

You would need to setup the aliases. This files is /etc/aliase . The format must be

aliasename: you@name.com,you2@name.com

After you have edited the aliase file you must use

# newaliases

This will relaod the aliase file.

Cheers
 
Old 05-21-2006, 02:46 AM   #11
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yes, it worked, thank You
 
  


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