[CentOS] postfix and spam, I am impressed

Tom Bishop bishoptf at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 15:11:56 EDT 2012


Good point, will add it to my long list of things to get done :)

On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 2:09 PM, Nataraj <incoming-centos at rjl.com> wrote:

> 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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