[CentOS] clustered mail server?

Sun May 18 05:16:16 UTC 2008
Rudi Ahlers <Rudi at SoftDux.com>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>>> You might take a look at SquirrelMail.  It integrates well with cyrus
>>>> imap.
>>> I've started liking roundcube a bit more than squirrelmail. but 
>>> roundcube is very basic. SquirrelMail has a *LOT* of plugins and can 
>>> be made to do almost anything these days. And the community around 
>>> squirrelmail is much larger than roundcube.
>>> Another candidate is Horde+IMP ( which Johnny maintains in the 
>>> centos repos )
>> Sorry guys, I want to stick with a SMTP / IMAP / POP3 server, not 
>> webmail. I'll be using Horde for webmail as well though
> Webmail normally just uses the underlying smtp/imap access to the 
> underlying server anyway.  If you want something that comes up running 
> with samba, web/ftp services and email with optional web interface you 
> might like SME server (http://www.contribs.org) which has Centos 
> packages plus a simple web administration interface.  I'm not sure if 
> it can be set up with drbd/failover but I've always had pretty good 
> luck running software RAID on swappable disks that can be moved to a 
> different chassis in the event of a motherboard or power supply failure.
We do use SME 7.3 already, and they have done a great job in getting all 
the common network services (SQL, Apache, FTP, Samba, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, 
VPN, etc) working out-of-the-box, but it doesn't support fail-over / 
clustering, and it's very "proprietary" - a lot of things can't just be 
changed the way a standard Linux server can be, without affecting the 


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Rudi Ahlers
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