Mail Server Migration
Nathan D. Price
nate at visualizesoftware.us
Wed Jan 11 19:44:29 MST 2006
You may want to take a look at zimbra at http://www.zimbra.com/. It runs on top of postfix and comes with spam filter and virus scanning capabilities. It also has some pretty user friendly administration cababilites to add virtual domains, manage users etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew Walker <matt at thebraingarden.com>
To: utah-gentoo at lists.utah-gentoo.org, plug at plug.org
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 11:08:23 AM
Subject: Mail Server Migration
For several years, I've been using a qmail/courier-imap toaster, but I'm
getting tired of some of the weaknesses of the system, and am looking at
migrating to another setup. I've heard nothing but good about Postfix, so I'm
looking at that route right now.
I have a few questions.
1. I use vpopmail to host all my email domains as virtual domains, so that I
haven't created local users for every email user. What is the best solution
in postfix for this? I would really like to stay with virtual domains,
preferably hosting the user/domain info in MySQL like I am now.
2. Is there a good guide on migrating from qmail to postfix? If so, where is
it? If not, can anyone give me some good advice.
3. Am I totally off base? Is there an end-all mailserver out there that I
haven't heard of that would be the best choice? I don't deal with high
volumes, but I need something that won't fail regularly, and that is simple
My primary problem with my qmail toaster is the difficulity of fitting a good
spam filtering solution into it. I tried to do dspam, but due to qmail's
accept-everything policy, the corpus got huge within hours. I've tried
spamassassin, and while it catches most spam, I don't trust it enough to have
it quarantine mail.
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