[CentOS] E-Mail Serving Options

Ryan Pugatch rpug at tripadvisor.com
Tue Apr 28 18:36:59 UTC 2009

Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, I was just referring to setting up mail under standard CentOS :)

Ryan Pugatch
Systems Administrator

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