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Old 05-06-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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Email server with RedHat

I want to build an email server that gives me POP access and access to email via the web.

I have heard of a few different programs that I should use but I haven;t really heard what is the best combination of programs to get what I need. email...pop3....webmail...yada yada..

Also what version of RedHat should I use. I know 9 is new and have heard you should shy away from new releases when installing a new server....

Anyway, thanks for the help.

Also I would love to be able to authenticate the users on the email server against my Windows 2000 active directory. Is that possible?

Thanks for the help

Old 05-06-2003, 01:46 PM   #2
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1) I would look into Horde/IMP ( for your webmail needs. This works best with an IMAP backend like uw-imapd, which comes with redhat. I recommend IMAP any day over pop3. That way you can access ALL of your email from anywhere using the webmail client (horde/imp). However, you can still use the uw-ipop3d pop3 server that comes with redhat.

2) I think rh9 is far better than 8. I know 7.3 is a very stable server OS, IMHO.

3) I havent played with this much. There are some theories. Check out the samba lists for more information on this specifically.
Old 05-06-2003, 07:06 PM   #3
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Haha, good luck buddy! I have lots of trouble with this. But I think I am getting close to building one from scratch. I have spend too much time trying to figure out postfix, imap, webmail blah, blah, blah.

Now I just want to get the darn thing going. Anyhow, I am looking closely at this and I think it's a good choice. If this interest you, I would be happy to work together to get this going for both of us.
Old 05-06-2003, 07:15 PM   #4
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I still contend that horde/imp is the most robust and featureful webmail package in the open source community....can be a bitch to set up but after that, you're golden
Old 05-06-2003, 08:41 PM   #5
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Qmail is a good choice.


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