Qmail Quickstarter: Install, Set Up and Run your own Email Server
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- Qmail Basics
- Storing and retrieving of emails
- Filtering Spam
- Hosting Multiple Domains, Encryption, and Mailing Lists
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 152 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : June 2007
ISBN : 1847191150
ISBN 13 : 9781847191151
Author(s) : Kyle Wheeler
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other, Free eBooks, Linux Servers, Networking & Telephony
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Basic Qmail
Chapter 2: Getting Email into the Queue
Chapter 3: Getting Email Out of the Queue
Chapter 4: Storing and Retrieving Email
Chapter 5: Virtualization
Chapter 6: Filtering
Chapter 7: Advanced Features
Chapter 8: Administration, Optimization, and Monitoring
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What you will learn from this book
- Installing, configuring, and compiling qmail
- Getting emails in and out of the queue, along with storing, retrieving, and authenticating them
- Virtualisation of domains and user management, filtering spam, and other advanced features like SSL encryption and mailing lists
Chapter 1: Basic Qmail: This chapter explains compiling, installing, and configuring a basic qmail system. Finally, it shows the best practices for using qmail.
Chapter 2: Getting Email into the Queue: This chapter covers the ways of getting email into the on-disk queue. It also covers authentication and other mail protocols.
Chapter 3: Getting Email Out of the Queue: This chapter discusses delivering email both locally and remotely along with the various kinds of users that qmail supports.
Chapter 4: Storing and Retrieving Email: This chapter provides a comparative analysis of storage formats of qmail with respect to popular formats, reliability, and speed of storing and retrieving emails.
Chapter 5: Virtualization: This chapter explains a generic virtualization framework and its virtual domains where user management and popular solutions will be handled. In the last section, multiple installations and their pros and cons are explained.
Chapter 6: Filtering: As the name suggests, this chapter discusses blocking viruses and also preventing spam from getting out.
Chapter 7: Advanced: This chapter discusses advanced features like SSL Encryption and mailing lists.
Chapter 8: Administration, Optimizing, and Monitoring: This chapter discusses the log files, their format, and problems associated with them. Finally, there are tips to make your qmail faster.
This book starts with setting up a qmail server and takes you through virtualization, filtering, and other advanced features like hosting multiple domains, mailing lists, and SSL Encryption. Finally, it discusses the log files and how to make qmail work faster.
Qmail is a secure, reliable, efficient, simple message transfer agent. It is designed for typical Internet-connected UNIX hosts. Qmail is the second most common SMTP server on the Internet, and has by far the fastest growth of any SMTP server. Qmail's straight-paper-path philosophy guarantees that a message, once accepted into the system, will never be lost. Qmail also optionally supports maildir, a new, super-reliable user mailbox format.
This book is a quick starter for people who want to set up a mail server using qmail. It also discusses advanced features, like hosting multiple domains, in detail. By bringing together material that might take days to find online it will be a real timesaver for Sysadmins.
This book gives practical examples that system administrators can use right away, but it also explains the basics behind every example clearly.