[clug-talk] mail server using qmail
gustin at echostar.ca
Fri May 12 23:33:04 PDT 2006
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The current beta release of Kolab has support for simple vhosting, but
this version is not quite production ready.
> 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
> single domain.
> 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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