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Old 04-26-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
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how to setup server mail?

Hi, I would like to ask you more ;

yes, now my connection between Linux box and win98 box was OK, but I want more step that mean I would like to setup mail server but did know nothing. Thus how I can configure somthing?

please help me

Old 04-26-2004, 08:55 AM   #2
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Hello vuthachh,

If you’re looking for help in setting up a mail server go and check out which offers a step by step how to in order to setup a mail server in linux.

It is a very good tutorial and definitely worth checking out.

Take care,
Old 04-27-2004, 01:02 AM   #3
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Thank you sir who replied me. I already go to the net to downlod and then unpact it. But I try to do for the second step (Part 2 Installing Qmail itself)
I altready create directory by using:
cd /downloads/qmailrocks
mkdir -p /var/qmail qnd the third line I realy didn't know:
./scripts/add_users.script (this creates all the needed qmail and vpopmail users)
So Pls explain me any more about this, because I'm very newbie with linux.

thanks more time,
Old 04-27-2004, 11:34 AM   #4
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u need to install lots of softwares to run qmail. and u must configure your system manually. isnt the only one solution to install qmail (but i think they r the best). if u dont wanna spend more time to install qmail u may prefer to download src.rpm packets from . actually u dont have to use qmail. yes, yahoo and some greatest email servers are based on qmail. but posfix or sendmail can be solution for u. u just need to configure their config files.

if u wanna learn about linux, installing qmail from can be a good practice. at least u will see the linux shell commands. u may get help by typing "man command_name". when u read their manuel pages u will know what the commands do. by the way press q key to exit man pages.
Old 04-27-2004, 11:50 AM   #5
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Well i installed qmail on my Mandrake box from RPM edited a few control files added my domain to locals and rcpthosts and started it, instant mail sever! priceless lol
Old 04-27-2004, 11:55 AM   #6
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Hi vuthachh,

./scripts/add_users.script is nothing more than a shell script that you already downloaded with qmail from

It just adds the appropriate users for qmail to run accordingly.

If you’re in gui mode you go into System Settings and than click on users and groups which is the RedHat User Manager you should see several users listed in there.

You can also run cat /etc/passwd to view all the user accounts from the command line.

Hope this helps.



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