[CentOS] Mail Server

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Oct 27 09:06:08 UTC 2005

ijez wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to setup a new mail server and before I got my feet wet or losing in the configurations jungle, I really need some advice from the gurus here for what the best software to used for the mailserver base on CentOS 4.x setup.
> The objective is, the mailserver will  be easy to setup, maintained and have some 
> 1. database backend for storing user info ( mysql? )
> 2. spam and antivirus filtering
> 3. webbase user administrations
> 4. Provide smtp,smtps,pop3,pop3s,imap,imaps service
> Any pointer to a good documentations, how-to or links base on CentOS 4.x setup is really appreciates.

Personally, for such a setup - I'd go with postfix-mysql + cyrusimapd, 
and for webadmin you can throw in web-cyradm. That will let you manage 
virtual users / domains / forwards / autoreplies etc

One of the most recommended setup's to combat spam, cheaply, seems to be 
implementing greylisting within postfix. In most cases that reduced your 
spam intake by almost 98% without any extra cost on cpu or bandwidth.

For antivirus filtering take a look at MailScanner ( 
http://mailscanner.info/ ) it integrates well into CentOS3 or 4. And can 
work with most antivirus scanners that work on Linux.

Johnny has a couple of excellent guides on his website at 

- K
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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