[SATLUG] Help needed setting up a mail server
leon36 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 15:46:50 CST 2007
Chris Lemire wrote:
> Samuel Leon <leon36 at gmail.com> wrote:>Yes postfix can use maildir formats
> and it is recommended.
> Why not Maildir++?
>> I have not used any authentication other than
> sasl and everything is working great. I did have to relay off of my
> isp's mailserver though. I could get around that if I had a domain name
> and hosted my own dns with proper spf entries though.
> Does no-ip.org and dyndns.com not provide spf entries for free?
I have never even heard of Maildir++ until today. I can't really find a
good definition of it.
"Maildir++ adds a couple of things to a standard Maildir: folders and
It sounds like you can allow a client the ability to create more folders
or something and limit there mailbox size. I only have a couple of
users so it doesn't matter to me.
I have not found any free dns services that allow spf entries.
I saw your (unanswered) post on linuxquestions. I know you are dieing
to get simple straight forward advice but the complexity of email really
doesn't permit that. There are so many different ways that you can go
about it and then to complicate everything more you have all these
authorization and verification frameworks and stuff to follow. I spent
about 2 weeks reading before I installed postfix and dovecot in debian
and followed one of those basic ubuntu guides to configure it all. I
don't use mysql or anything just system users. I make a new user with
" adduser --home /home/mail/username --shell /sbin/nologin username "
Then I added the proper user name format to /etc/aliases and then run
"newaliases" and then "/etc/init.d/postfix reload" One of these days I
am going to write a script to automate it or add a front end to my
website but first I got to learn how to program :p
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