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Old 01-29-2005, 06:15 AM   #1
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Question Linux as corporate Mail Server


HI

I am quite interested in kinowing how I could use Linux and sendmail as a corporate mail server(Like LOtus or MS Exchange Server).I do not wish to use this server as a means of communicating or downloading mails outside the corporate network or from a web storage.It is meant for mailing between employess within the company on the intranet.

Employess are using only Microsoft WinXp Pc's and so would be using Outlook as their pop clients


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Old 01-29-2005, 06:22 AM   #2
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You can use them without problem. Try to use postfix if you can instead of Sendmail it is easy to configure and secure as well...

Enable pop3 / imap so that XP clients can use them (Outlook) without problem

Visit http://tldp.org/ and look for postfix or sendmail how-tos. Donít forget to enable Linux anti-virus and spam softwares on mail server

List to read and/or use for email filtering: http://www.spews.org/
Another list: http://www.blackholes.us/
LINUX Anti-Virus: http://www.clamav.net http://www.mailscanner.info
 
Old 01-29-2005, 06:28 AM   #3
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never limit yourself to one smtp server, neither sendmail NOR postfix should be your only consideration. The other two main candidates would be exim (my personal favourite) and qmail. and then there are others stilll....

Being a corporate level server, you're hopefully not going to go for the one that is the easiest to configure... there's a much bigger picture to look at than that... how well these servrs perform under load, and how extensible they are when looking at issues of spam and virus scanning are also important.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 01:06 PM   #4
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This groupware project may be of interest.. (work in progress but with stable components)
designed as an Exchange replacement..

http://kolab.org/
 
Old 01-31-2005, 02:45 AM   #5
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HI all

Thanks for the inputs.IF i select something like sendmail, i have a few questions

1) Would this server have to be part of a domain like Win2k domain,etc... or can it be accesses purely by its ip address

2) Can we create a mail domain with sendmail like Mail.com and give people email id's like a@mail.com.

3) would connecting this server to the internet allow multiple people to send individual mail and recieve mail individually from a single pop mail id.
Testing your patience guys.........
 
Old 01-31-2005, 09:04 AM   #6
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Domain concept of W2K is not needed for sendmail or Linux at all. Here domain means pure internet domain like yahoo.com

You can create the multiple domains on same mail server using virtual main domain Hosting with Sendmail

Yes people can send individual mail and recieve mail individually from a single pop mail id

Buddy word of advoice get a good book on sendmail or postfix.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 12:38 AM   #7
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I noticed on your quickie-profile that you're using Fedora Core 3, and I have a client setup using FC2 as their email server, so it will be very similar.

I have dovecot as the POP/IMAP server (I believe this is the default in FC2 & FC3), and sendmail (I'm still new enough that I don't know the merits of qmail over sendmail, but I had no problem setting up sendmail) for my SMTP server. I set them up for POP, but looking back on it, I'd get more drive space on the server and go with IMAP. Too much hassle at this point to change it, but IMAP would keep all mail on the server. This would allow for their mail to follow them on different computers or the web, and would also allow backups of their mail on the nightly backups.

I use SquirrelMail for allowing them to check their mail on the web.

Hope it helps,
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:03 PM   #8
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Chad -

You say you're using Dovecot.

Have you found a decent web-based administration tool for adding/changing accounts?

I'm using postfix right now, and a windows-based server for POP3 - but I'm trying to consolidate all under Linux. I've got SpamAssassin/MailScanner running on the Linux box, and so will want to keep this. Trying to figure out a way to make one centralized web admin interface so that less-experienced individuals can administer accounts.

Any ideas? I'm checking out Kolab, but don't know if this is the best way to go.

Thanks,

Tad
 
Old 06-18-2005, 02:16 PM   #9
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Has anyone ever heard of Bynari's insight connector?
 
Old 06-18-2005, 03:14 PM   #10
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Bynari seems like a decent product for much less than Exchange - but much more than free!

It runs off of Postfix/Cyrus/OpenLDAP which is similar to Kolab - but Kolab you just download, build and run.

Only problem is an excruciating lack of documentation or wiki traffic on it, which I'm hoping to ammend.

--tad
 
  


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