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konzo 08-07-2010 11:37 AM

Install, configure and run mail server on Debian
Hi all,

I want to install configure and run my own mail server in my debain box, but I don't know which programs to install(This is my first mail server installation). I found on internet some how-tos for install postfix-dovecot-squirrel mail, but I am not sure that I want dovecot(I prefer courier email server if it is the same). As I understand I need
smtp mail server -> postfix Mail Transfer Agent
imap and pop3 -> dovecot / courier email server???
webapplication -> squirrel mail

For squirrel mail I am sure that i will install it(I used it on other server and I like it), but don't know for other parts. I read that postfix is good choice, but what other options I have for dovecot?

EricTRA 08-09-2010 01:32 AM


Here are some links that I found very useful for setting up a complete mailserver.
You can also look at for easy to follow step by step guides.

Kind regards,


NeilR 09-22-2010 07:25 AM

I can recommend Citadel if you want a really easy setup, I can also recommend Courier MTA (the whole package and not just the IMAP bit) which if you simply follow the instructions on their website should produce a working mail server for you without too much trouble...

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