ISPmail Wheezy tutorial

Managing your mail server

There is a newer issue of thie ISPmail guide available if you are using Debian Jessie! Managing control information of a mail server in a databaes gives a lot of flexibility compared to raw text files. But let’s be honest for a moment. Most reader of this tutorial won’t set up a mail server with …

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Authenticated SMTP

There is a newer issue of thie ISPmail guide available if you are using Debian Jessie! Relaying Before we dive into SMTP authentication I want you to understand what relaying actually means. When Postfix receives an email and needs to forward it to another server this is called relaying. Incoming email When someone on the …

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Testing email delivery

There is a newer issue of thie ISPmail guide available if you are using Debian Jessie! By now you will have spent considerable time digging through configuration files and trying to understand new terms. And you may be worried whether all you did actually leads to a working mail server. So before we continue with the …

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Webmail access using Roundcube

There is a newer issue of thie ISPmail guide available if you are using Debian Jessie! Apparently an increasing number of users does not want to up an email client like Thunderbird. Instead they believe that email is supposed to be managed using their web browsers. To each their own. So let’s set up RoundCube as a webmail …

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Malware scanning using AMaViSd

There is a newer issue of thie ISPmail guide available if you are using Debian Jessie! (I have not tested this kind of AMaViSd setup in production thoroughly. Proceed with prejudice. Please comment if everything worked for you. Thanks.) (This section is completely optional. If you don’t want to filter incoming email for malware then …

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Sysadmin niceties

There is a newer issue of thie ISPmail guide available if you are using Debian Jessie! This page deals with a few miscellaneous issues that system administrators should consider. Logrotate On a busy mail server your /var/log/mail.log will grow quickly. That file not grow indefinitely thanks to the logrotate software that gets installed by default. …

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Troubleshooting

There is a newer issue of thie ISPmail guide available if you are using Debian Jessie! General troubleshooting tips Run “postfix check” to make Postfix look for obvious configuration errors. If it returns no output then no problem was found. Read your /var/log/mail.log and look for warnings and errors. Common problems and solutions ClamAV fails …

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