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Old 12-05-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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which mail server?


I have read too many online docs on how to setup a mail server - but i really want to know how others are configuring their mail servers and what software components are you using?

one of the docs i read recommended the following:
clamav clamav-server clamav-update clamav-lib clamav-data

Would that make up-to-date mail server? is that the right choice of packages that are being used now a days?
What would you choose to make your own server? for example would you add or remove any package to secure the configuration?
Between, postfix, sendmail and Zimbra? What would be the choice based on ease of setup, scalability and maintenance?
Dovecot Vs. courier imap?

I am sorry if someone has already asked the same question in here before.

Thank you in advance

Last edited by m2azer; 12-05-2007 at 11:20 PM.
Old 12-06-2007, 12:55 AM   #2
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Sorry, I have not setup a mail server. I did play around with fetchmail and procmail to coax yahoo into letting me pop email. I saw that you hadn't received any replies yet. Perhaps this site can help?
Old 12-09-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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You might consider using milter interfaces to spamassassin and clamav, and do away with amavis. Another thing, if you don't have much experience with these things, don't plan on installing everything at once. Start with postfix and dovecot, and gradually add the rest.


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