[SATLUG] Help needed setting up a mail server
henry.pugsley at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 16:03:55 CST 2007
See below ..
On Nov 29, 2007 12:21 AM, Chris Lemire <good_bye300 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Here are my questions.
> How can I know if I need SASL when setting up Postfix?
> How can I know if I need SMTP Authentication?
If you don't plan on using your mail server for an outbound relay, you
don't need SASL or SMTP Auth. You only need these if you have users
that may be relaying mail from arbitrary IP addresses (road warriors).
Even then I recommend VPN for this.
> Do I need it because gmail uses it even though I will be relaying mails to my internet
> Should I configure Postfix to use mbox or Maildir format?
> Why should I configure it to use one or the other?
> Does Fetchmail use mbox or Maildir?
> Which one does it use by default?
> Should I configure Postfix to use the same as Fetchmail?
Maildir is the better format. mbox can cause problems if you keep
messages on the server and let it get too large. I don't think there
are any IMAP servers that support mbox for storage either. Fetchmail
uses your MTA/MDA for delivery, so it is not aware of the mailbox
storage format, nor does it care.
Personally I like a combination of postfix and
courier-imap/courier-pop. If you throw MySQL into the mix with
postfixadmin then you have a really quick virtual mail system that
does not require system users for mail.
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