[CentOS] postfix and spam, I am impressed

Nataraj incoming-centos at rjl.com
Tue Mar 13 15:09:04 EDT 2012


On 03/13/2012 12:03 PM, Tom Bishop wrote:
> One more thing, I did a quick search and it appears that they are now
> supporting 6.x code...have you given that a try yet...I already have a
> centos 6.2 vmware template that would make it quick and easy to spool up...

I'm still running on CentOS 5, but I'm on the mailing list and I'm
pretty sure that CentOS 6 works now.  One thing that I do recommend is
that if your not real familiar with postfix and your going to do your
own tweaking, keep a test VM around.  I also install updates first on my
test system before updating my production server.

Nataraj

> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Nataraj <incoming-centos at rjl.com> wrote:
>
>> On 03/13/2012 11:28 AM, Tom Bishop wrote:
>>> Nataraj
>>>
>>>  I need something for a very small shop and have been looking...been
>>> reading the comments.  Is vpostmaster easy to setup and maintain, I'm
>>> looking for something lightweight and works for spam, I support them
>> after
>>> hours and looking for something that just works....
>> Vpostmaster is very easy to setup, provided you start with a clean linux
>> install (CentOS is good choice).  Don't install it on a system where
>> you've already installed postfix, dovecot etc.  For a small site it runs
>> very well in a VM.  A VM is certainly adequate for testing.
>>
>>  I have done some customization to my config, but I don't really think
>> that's necessary for most small sites.  It's certainly better then
>> piecing together all the components yourself.  The install package will
>> provide you with a working postfix, dovecot, greylisting, clamav,
>> spamassassin, spf etc and you can always add any additional postfix
>> compatibile addons. The commercial version is still open source and gets
>> a few extra features over the free version.  I currently run the free
>> version, but I like the author and plan to spring for the commercial
>> version.
>>
>> http://www.tummy.com/Products/vpostmaster
>>
>> There are a 2 or 3 alternatives that provide an integrated mail system
>> based on postfix.  I looked at them a while back and all were less
>> attractive to me.  I'd have to dig up their names, but one is a package
>> in the fedora repositories.  I think it's written in java.  Sounded like
>> a nightmare to me.
>>
>> Nataraj
>>
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