[CentOS] postfix and spam, I am impressed

Wed Mar 14 16:20:01 UTC 2012
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

> This was in the context of things working 'out-of-the-box' in a base
> install.  Does any distribution ship with zimbra configured?

Not sure how far out-of-the-box goes but:
Not free: "The Zimbra Collaboration Server Appliance is the Zimbra email and 
collaboration solution delivered as a VMware virtual appliance."
The free open source edition is not too complicated to install (even I could do it ;)
- Download big tgz
- Extract big tgz
- Run install script and answer a few questions.
=> Everything installed in /opt/zimbra
It uses its own postfix/cyrus/clamav/mysql/httpd/ldap/java...
The upside is that everything component is already setup to work fine with each other.
The downside is that it feels like a big huge blackbox that seem to work fine so far, and you are dependent on VMware for security updates...
Of course, you still need to tweak the conf for things like:
- adding specific SSL keys
- binding only on a specific IP
- authorize relaying
- etc...
Configuration seems to be totally scriptable.
But I had to create scripts for automated backups (full, users mailboxes, mysql, ldap).
So far so good (need quite some RAM thx to java).
But I do not have many mailboxes (less than 100) and so went with the simple standalone setup.