Switching from qmail+vmailmgr to exim/postfix+??
The main reason for the change is a change from Gentoo to Debian. While I loved the flexibility of Gentoo and fine-tuning every package to my liking it's the time spent compiling that ended up driving me away. I've been running a rock solid Debian install both at home and work, so I've decided it's time to switch my Linode to it.
Most of the other stuff (LAMP, svn, icecast, etc) I can easily handle, but the qmail process in Debian seems very convoluted. I'm thinking of giving exim a shot since it's the debian default, but I'm open to trying postfix if it serves my needs better. Here's what I like about the current setup:
Each virtual domain only needs one actual system account.
Easy online UI to add/remove domains/users. I'm using the (very old
Integrate virtual domains with courier-pop3/imap.
No mysql requisite. I do have it installed right now, but I prefer editing textfiles for configuration, etc. (Not a firm requirement).
That's pretty much it. Out of these requirements, it's the first one that I'm having a hard time figuring out how to do. I believe both exim and postfix work with courier, so that part is easy.
Any ideas or input are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
The postfix site (
Thanks for your input. I should have done a little more research on my own before asking. I looks like either
Postfix, on the other hand,
Once again, thanks for the reply, and I love the sig BTW.
I'll probably pop back in here once I get it going to ask about SPF, DomainKeys, RBL, SpamAssasin and all these other neat things that any proper mail server should have.
You can search through workaround.org's mailing list archives see the map files I posted for others. I also got quota working.
> I'll probably pop back in here once I get it going to ask about SPF, DomainKeys, RBL, SpamAssasin and all these other neat things that any proper mail server should have.
I have something like following….
Mail from internet => ASSP => Postfix => Dovecot => Sieve => User.
Mail from user => ASSP => Postfix => Internet.
Use stunnel for ASSP web management. As you find default ASSP web admin tool isn't SSL-based.
(Be warned, ASSP takes A LOT of time and patience to tune it. The end results are worth it.)