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Old 09-05-2006, 03:49 AM   #1
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Migrating Windows Email Server to Linux Server

I am not very good with linux. I am presently trying my hands on Mandriva for my email server. Before now, my email server has been running on Windows 2000 server and for some administrative reasons, I would want to migrate to Linux Machine using Mandriva as my OS. I realy do not know what to do and how to go about it. Can any one assist me?
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:57 AM   #2
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You should read up on a couple MTAs and pick out which one you think is the easiest for you to handle. A couple packages are sendmail, exim, postfix and qmail. I personally like exim the most. Set up a test environment and have fun .

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I don't know exim, but the postfix site ( has plenty of howtos from the MTA to pop/imap servers, to web mail and virus/spam filtering. I'm sure the other MTA's have similar info. Personally I use postfix (if you hadn't guessed) after hearing that it was easier to configure than sendmail (which I think it is).

Also, perhaps have a look at, for amavisd-new, a content filter that interfaces with at least sendmail, postfix and exim to link virus (eg clamav) and spam (eg spamassassin) filters to the MTA.

Good luck.
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Simplest linux email setup can be found at

The site walks you through every step of setting up a mail server with antivirus and spamassassin. So easy even brand new linux people can do it.



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