Linux Email: Set up and Run a Small Office Email Server
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- All the information you need to easily set up your own Linux email server
- Shows how to provide web access to email, virus and spam protection, and more
- Techniques to backup and protect your data
- Applications used include PostFix, Courier, SquirrelMail, SpamAssassin, ProcMail, and ClamAV
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 316 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : July 2005
ISBN : 190481137X
ISBN 13 : 9781904811374
Author(s) : Alistair McDonald, Carl Taylor, David Rusenko, Magnus Back, Patrick Ben Koetter, Ralf Hildebrandt
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Networking and Servers, Linux Servers, Networking & Telephony, Open Source
All the authors have done a remarkable job explaining complex topics and this book gives you just what you need to know to set up and maintain an email server. This book is useful for Email server admins and I recommend it for its ease of use and open source software.
This book begins with how to host and manage a mail server, and gives a comprehensive idea about the hardware needed, email protocols, back up mail servers. I liked its direct and brief approach alongwith a lot of examples and the way the presentation has been done. This book is quite exhaustive, still integrated.
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What you will learn from this book
- Setting up and running a Linux-based email server
- Key information about installing, configuring, and using PostFix, Courier, SquirrelMail, ProcMail, ClamAV, and SpamAssassin
- Securing and protecting your installation from viruses, spam, intruders, and hardware failure
Many businesses want to run their email servers on Linux, but getting started can be complicated. The attractiveness of a free-to-use and robust email service running on Linux can be undermined by the apparent technical challenges involved. Some of the complexity arises from the fact that an email server consists of several components that must be installed and configured separately, then integrated together. Unlike other approaches that deal with one component at a time, this book gives you a basic knowledge across all the server components, leaving you with a complete working email server for your small business network.
Based entirely on free, Open Source software, you will see how to protect your server from spam and viruses, offer web access for remote access, and secure your installation with regular backups.
This book gives you just what you need to know to set up and maintain an email server. It covers setting up the server and the mailserver, as well as extras such as spam and virus protection, and web based email. Written by professional Linux administrators the book is aimed at technically confident users and new and part-time system administrators. The emphasis is on simple, practical and reliable guidance.
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The book takes a practical, step-by-step approach to working with email. We start by establishing the basics, so that your users can send and receive their email in their favourite email client. We then move on to look at providing web access, so that users can access their email out of the office. After this we look at the features you'll want to add to improve email productivity: virus protection, spam detection, and automatic email processing. Finally we look at an essential maintenance task: backups.
Who this book is for
This book aimed at 'unofficial' sysadmins in small businesses, who want to set up a Linux-based email server without spending a lot of time becoming expert in the individual applications.