[CentOS] Postfix mail server procedure

Wed Nov 9 08:31:03 UTC 2011
Christopher Chan <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>

On Wednesday, November 09, 2011 02:36 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> On 11/08/11 10:10 PM, Jonathan Vomacka wrote:
>> I was wondering if anyone had a good resource or procedure for a step by
>> step in installing a mail server with Centos. There ARE documents on
>> google, however almost all that i've found were outdated from 2005. Does
>> anyone know where I can find this type of document for a mailserver
>> Postfix + MySQL + SpamAssassin + ClamAV + Squirrelmail + Postfixadmin, etc?
> http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Deployment_Guide/ch-Mail_Servers.html
> is as good a place to start as any.
> not sure why mysql has to do with email servers....  yes, I know, you
> _can_ configure email servers to use SQL databases as the message
> stores, but I really don't think you _should_ do that, it just adds more
> overhead.
It's not for storing messages, it's for the 
userinfo/mailstoremetadata/whateveryoucallit. There is only one other 
experiment that I know of in using a database for mail storage besides 
Exchange...like you say...just adds more overhead,points of failure.

> you left out an important part of a mail server, which is a mail user
> agent such as dovecot or cyrus, these provide the POP and IMAP protocols
> that a user mail client such as Thunderbird need to read the mail.   the
> basics of setting these up should be covered in the redhat doc above.

People still use Sam's stuff?!?