[clug-talk] mail server using qmail
sgrover at open2space.com
Fri May 12 23:07:16 PDT 2006
On Friday 12 May 2006 23:17, Brad Camroux wrote:
> No real reason other than I have the O'Reilly book on qmail and I wanted to
> give it a shot. If I'd have known how frustrating the .qmail files really
> are to understand, I would have never installed qmail in the first place.
> But it's working now (although qmail-send doesn't seem to be logging
> itself... must look into that one).
I found qmail to be a good solution when you want a simple mail server. For a
Anytime I moved beyond this criteria I ran into no end of troubles getting
things running and staying running. I eventually decided that if I have to
do that much effort anyways, I may as well use postfix with virtual hosting
because there is so much more documentation out there on it. (postfix also
fits that minimalist criteria just fine).
Most of the problems I encountered were with setting up spam/virus filtering,
virtual domains, or remote authentication. In most cases I was able to work
out what was going on except when I hit the weird authentication problems
from remote networks. (all the resources I found suggested I had things set
right, but it still failed).
Then I found Kolab. All those headaches went away. The only thing I had to
give up was virtual hosting. But only cuz I'm too lazy (and don't have a
need) to set this up with Kolab. The current release (unless I missed a
version or two) does not support virtual hosting itself. But I've heard you
can use Kolab as the backend to something like vpopmail. I'm also hearing
the next release will support virtual hosting.
With Kolab, I was up and running in about 15 minutes, and have never had to
touch the server again. er, ok, I did touch it again to implement tighter
spam filtering. But that was MY choice. Not a crash that had to be fixed.
Glad you got your qmail running though.. :)
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