[CentOS] Mail Server

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Thu Oct 27 09:24:27 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-27 at 10:06 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> 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 
> http://www.hughesjr.com/
I would agree with the above but I would recommend using ldap instead of
mysql for users.

Not sure what you are looking for with web based user administration but
suspect that webmin <http://www.webmin.com> is the answer for that.


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