[CentOS] E-Mail Serving Options

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 17:32:48 UTC 2009

Ryan Pugatch wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> Jason Todd Slack-Moehrle wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> What are my e-mail serving options? I need to host POP, IMAP and SMTP.  
>>>> I must admit that non-windows e-mail hosting has always been a chore  
>>>> for me. I remember QMail and QPopper IIRC.
>>> For some reasonably small number of users you might like the 
>>> appliance-like SME server distribution from http://www.contribs.org. It 
>>> is pretty much 'just-add-users' out of the box.
>> I second SME, with one caviat.
>> You cant' have the same user name in two mail domains on one server. You 
>> have to play games with aliases for this. This limitation is well 
>> documented in the Wiki.
> Might be worth referring to: 
> http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/Deployment_Guide-en-US/ch-email.html

The picture is somewhat different under SME.  While the bulk of the 
system is Centos based, email is a custom mix of qmail and dovecot 
configured to use maildir storage with some spam/virus checking and 
hoard webmail thrown in.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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