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Old 12-05-2004, 05:42 AM   #1
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best email server??


Hello everyone

My Senario..

Have a CENTRAL EMAIL SERVER from where windows client can download their email on outlook express mainly...or similar windows email clients...

I would like 2 know

1. Which is the best linux email server for the above n free

In terms of

a.Stability

b.Functionality

c.Performance

d.User friendly....i'm ok with command line...it's cool fast n efficent ...

I use VMWARE ..so i've a a multi OS enviorment and i'm on a local cable net in my area...i'm a home user..but i would like 2 help my bro in such a setup...we already have linux and windows servers in our office..

lemme know and i'll download/install/configure it up...do some testing...kind of high on this nowadays...

Thank You

Fahad
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:56 AM   #2
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Postfix as the MTA and DBMail as the imap server works great. DBMail uses a sql backend

www.dbmail.org
www.postfix.org
 
Old 12-05-2004, 06:00 AM   #3
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I guess I'm going a little more hard core here. I just bought a book on qmail (O'Reilly) which is very detailed and very handy. Turning out to be quite nice, actually.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 10:07 AM   #4
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Postfix or Sendmail is what I would suggest and I'm not so sure about having a database driven webmail setup. Sure its nice but to me it would be taking up resources it necessarily shouldn't, and to setup a DB just for webemail, I'd only look into that if the machine were to be a dedicated Email/Webmail server, etc.

Go with postfix though, its like an easier and enhanced sendmail, with better security updates and track record.

Sorry but qmail.. ewww. We are actually in the process of moving all of our mail servers from qmail to postfix at work, it can't handle what we do, the docs suck, the maintainer is mean and none of the admins like it, it was a choice by the now IT Manager once Sysadmin cause he thought it was the best of the "bleeding edge" MTA's at the time, now its biting him in the arse..

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Old 12-05-2004, 12:15 PM   #5
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Postfix is really easy to setup - its config is very simple - though I would suggest to go to www.dnsreport.org once its setup to confirm its not relaying etc...

I mentioned dbmail because I thought fhameed was after a complete solution - dbmail supports pop3 and imap and I'm using it for successfully for windows and Linux clients and web access using squirrel mail - the mysql backend ie farily straight forward to setup and maintain and backup is simple...

At the end of the day, postfix has to hand over the mail to some process - (normally procmail) I suppose it depends on how you want to serve up and store the mail
 
Old 12-05-2004, 12:18 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by jmeads
Postfix is really easy to setup - its config is very simple - though I would suggest to go to www.dnsreport.org once its setup to confirm its not relaying etc...
That site isn't even there yet, says... "Coming Soon"

Perhaps you meant www.dnsreport.com
 
  


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