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Old 05-19-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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Question Out of the box mailserver?

Ok, let me list what I want to accomplish and then someone can tell me if and how it can be done.

1. Setup a stable (hence Linux) mailserver

2. Have some sort of user collaboration with a shared calendar and address book

3. Have an online/automatic sign-up so my users can sign up themselves

4. When a user signs up they're automatically added to the shared address book

5. Webmail access only

I'm sure that's a somewhat complicated scenario but I'm hoping someone can tell me how to do it or point me in the right direction. I'm not a complete but I am still finding my way around Linux so I'm kinda hoping there's a distribution that will do this out of the box (see the post heading )

I've tried several Winblows solutions and none of them seemed to have everything I want, if you can tell me of one please feel free.

Thanks in advance!

Old 05-20-2004, 12:16 AM   #2
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SixShooterz,maybe I can answer some of your questions.


Q1:You've got to choose postfix as your secure mail server.I am using it and its ease of use,secure attract me.

Q2:This can be accomplished by installing squirrelmail.This is a PHP based webmail software.Then,you can install related plugins to achieve your goal.

Q5:With the combination of postfix & squirrelmail,you can use it as a webmail.By turning off related port, e.g. 110,you can let the user uses webmail only.

Q3 & Q4,I am creating my system right now.I don't know and I rarely hear that there are a system like that.Maybe you can google it.
Old 05-20-2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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Thank you Swift&Smart! I'll search Google for an automatic sign-up process and let you know what I find out.


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