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Old 09-13-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
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Arrow Slackware Mail Server


Hi,

This is my first time setting up a mail server. I have a slackware box (10.1).

What mail-server daemon should i use? How can I get a web-user-interface? pop3 and smtp? MX-records?

Thanks!!
 
Old 09-13-2005, 08:25 PM   #2
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I would recomend postfix for you mail-server daemon (mail transport agent MTA). It is secure, fast and easy to configure.

My favorite web interface is SquirrelMail http://www.squirrelmail.org/
SquirrelMail will interface with your mailbox via imap. So you are going to have to install imapd and for pop3 popa3d i think is the package.

Postfix is going to provide the smtp.

I am not really sure but I think you are going to use bind to set up your mx records.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 08:29 PM   #3
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What packages does Postfix need to run? it doesn't need sendmail, does it??? It's been giving me a hard time with slackware.

What packages do you think i need and shouldn't have?
 
Old 09-14-2005, 05:44 AM   #4
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I would suggest that you may use sendmail which slackware provides with it.
For anti spam you may use Spamassassin,
clamav for the virus scan
and
Openwebmail for the web frontend.
All this work just very fine for my slackware based mail server.

COOLPAL
 
Old 09-14-2005, 11:22 AM   #5
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I did see postfix on http://www.linuxpackages.net/
I would try to stay away from sendmail as postfix and qmail are better options.
Postfix will not need sendmail as it is an alternate to it. Were you trying to install postfix from a package or from source. Stick with packages if at all possible. It will make your life easier in the long run.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 10:01 PM   #6
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Actually i got the code and compiled it. seemed to work, but maybe it didn't quiet compile all the way ;-)
 
  


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