[H-GEN] Email Servers?

Everist, Geoff everistg at switch.aust.com
Mon Apr 10 02:12:37 EDT 2000


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Have a look at qmail (http://www.qmail.org). It seems to do all that you
need, and claims to be somewhat more secure than sendmail. I have been using
it for a small system at home, and it works really well. Certainly a lot
easier to set up and manage than Sendmail.

HTH,

Cheers
Geoff Everist

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel Michael [mailto:joel at diggy.com.au]
> Sent: Monday, 10 April 2000 15:33
> To: general at lists.humbug.org.au
> Subject: [H-GEN] Email Servers?
> 
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> hi all,
> I'm currently in a position to implement a new email server.  Any
> suggestions as to what can achieve the following would be greatly
> appreciated:
> 
> * must run on linux/i386 or (preferably not) Solaris 7/Sparc
> * must handle "virtual" domains (eg, the server is named
> foo.diggy.com.au, it must handle mail to person at bar.com.au)
> * must handle forwarding, aliasing and pop'ing/imap'ing for 
> all virtual
> domains
> * must scale well (470 domains with _at least_ 2 accounts in each)
> 
> what I was thinking was to use sendmail 8.10, a pam-enabled 
> pop3 daemon,
> and pam_ldap.  create accounts in the LDAP for each user that mail is
> delivered to in the form of user.domain, and have sendmail look up the
> LDAP for the user's virtual address -> username mapping.
> 
> failing that, I would have users in a similar manner as above 
> using the
> system password file (shell being /bin/true, of course :), but use a
> sendmail virtualusers file to map address -> username.
> 
> in an ideal world without such things as costs of hardware 
> and software
> I would get the current Netscape messaging server, which does EXACTLY
> what I want.  of course, this is the absolute last resort...
> 
> any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> tia.
> ---
> Joel Michael
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> 
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