Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Email Server Recommendation

This is my first Linode and VPS setup, so I'm learning alot.

In following the getting started guides, I've got websites up and running. Now I'm looking to get email going for each of them

Can anyone recommend an email server for Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit? In reading the guides, I see there is a bug in Citadel?

Again, this is my first attempt at setting up an email server, so trying to keep mistakes to a minimum.

I also assume this is just the server part set? Do I need to do anything else for a user to read/get their email? Install a web based email client?

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Doing my own research as well. I think maybe Postfix, Dovecot, and msyql is the way to go?

Found this article

http://www.exratione.com/2012/05/a-mail … cot-mysql/">http://www.exratione.com/2012/05/a-mailserver-on-ubuntu-1204-postfix-dovecot-mysql/

which also than points to this one


Hi I think this link will useful for you

http://library.linode.com/email/postfix … 0.04-lucid">http://library.linode.com/email/postfix/dovecot-mysql-ubuntu-10.04-lucid

I also startup setup mail server (postfix, dovecot, mysql) on linode server, and I got problem.

I have post my problem here


Would you get error like me.



I also found this post here on linode that should help things. I haven't done it yet, but I think they figured it out with 12.04.


I really wish Linode would update the Library for it.


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