[clug-talk] mail server using qmail
gustin at echostar.ca
Fri May 12 23:11:50 PDT 2006
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Brad Camroux wrote:
> On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 09:22:18PM -0600, Gustin Johnson wrote:
>> By manually telnetting to you mail server I was able to see the
>> following error:
>> 451 qq temporary problem (#4.3.0)
>> Check your logs, chances are it will tell you what went wrong.
> Thank you for that helpful bit. I was able to Google the error message and get some help.
> Turned out to be a problem with qmail-scanner. Managed to fix that, but then had no shortage
> of headaches trying to understand how to get the rest of everything going nicely.
> Finally managed it, though. Got my virtual domain(s) setup nicely and forwarding to the
> appropriate local account. Guess I could have done without using vpopmail, since I'm only doing
> one or two virtual domains, but oh well....
>> Is there any specific reason for using qmail?
> 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).
Ahh yes, I have done this before, Kerberizing my entire home LAN for no
good reason other than I had the OReilly book :)
I settled on Exim for 2 reasons, the first was it was the Debian default
(what finally sold me on Linux in the 90s), the second was plain text
Postfix does not look too bad either, I am going to get my hands dirty
with this MTA in the next 2 months for a client (Kolab proof of concept).
For an ugly config, the system sendmail used to use (still does??? I
have no idea) was m4 macros... I am still not sure why this was a good idea.
> Thanks again, Gustin, for starting me off!
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