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Old 08-07-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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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?
Old 08-09-2010, 01:32 AM   #2
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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,

Old 09-22-2010, 07:25 AM   #3
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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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