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    Setting Up A Mail Server

    I am a newb when it comes to mail - I understand the very basics, but would like to learn more. I would like to setup postfix with spam assasin and pop3. Can anyone recommend any good guides for doing so? I am running FreeBSD 6.x.

    Also, I hear dbmail is pretty nice. Does anyone use dmail? If so, whats your take?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    I'm not a *nix admin, but following article should be helpful to setup your mail system...

    Fighting Spam with SpamAssassin and Postfix
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    Postfix only handles SMTP, so you'll need to choose another application to handle your POP3 needs. I think Dovecot, qpopper, and courier-pop3d are fairly popular. You could probably also use inetd (i.e. your systems built-in pop3d, if it has one).

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    if your looking for a nice webmail solution, try squirrel mail.
    its simple and works very well.

    as for pop3, we use qpopper with mailscanner, it tags spam subjects so you
    can filter them out.
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    I am probably going to go with postfix and courier pop3 as well as spamassasin. I'd like to also store the virtual hosts and such in a database.

    Can anyone recommend a good guide for doing this on FreeBSD? This will be my first time ever setting up mail.

    My setup is pretty basic. I have 3-4 domains with about 3 email addresses each.

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    Check out postfixadmin. It is set up to handle mysql based mail accounts with an ok php front end for managing accounts.

    Running a mail server is a ton of work, I've probably just spent the last 4 days just working on optimizing spamassassin and its spam rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIX_Solutions
    You can find useful docs at freebsdforums.org/forums/showthread.php?p=137857#post137857
    There are many of them. And as you've said you're doing this installation first time - we recommend you to use few various docs to see the possible realizations.
    Thanks I will take a look.

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    thx for the post i really needed help on this too

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