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 google, however almost all that i've found were outdated from 2005.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?!?