someone can help me with a how-to to set the mailserver?
really do not know how to configure the mail server for use by the ox, then I am grateful that someone might be able to provide its assistance and knowledge to configure the mail service in my ox, because for me it was important to have this service enabled, so that is a complete suit collaborative. I am grateful for help as soon as possible.
furthermore believe that the aid would help me not only to me, I think in the future to help other people like me have doubts as to do this.
thakns a lot.
realmente no se como configurar el servidor de mail para que sea utilizado por el ox, entonces agradezco que alguien me pueda brindar su ayuda y conocimiento para configurar el servicio de mail en mi ox, pues para mi es fundamental tener este servicio habilitado, para que sea una completa suit colaborativa. agradezco me ayuden lo mas pronto posible.
ademas creo que la ayuda no solo me ayudaria a mi, creo que ayudaria en el futuro a otras personas que como yo tienen duda de como hacer esto.
your are right about a helping howto-setup of a mailserver. But to be honest, if you don't want to have special setups - the basic setup from OX is enough. If you want to have a special setup, it can be one of the most challenging things in IT
No serious. OX uses postfix (mail transfer) and cyrus (mailbox). These 2 components can be used for a home server with 2 accounts up to 300'000 accounts like hotmail estonia. So the basic software is the same, but you can imagine, that the setup will be completely different.
To help a little bit look at
www.postfix.org (good documentations and Howtos) and especially
http://www.postfix.org/non-english.html for help in several languages
If you are looking for special help on several aspects of a mailserver, ask at the postfix and cyrus mailinglists. They can give you the very specific details, when you stuck at one point..... but be warned: never, never, never ask a question like "... I need some help with setup." - because they will send you a huge RTFM (Read The F.... Manual). Instead ask specific questions (I have a problem with setting up a relay from server A to B - for example) and include logs and setup files!!
Hope this helps
thanks for your answer popeye, but for now i only need a basic configuration for postfix, nothing in special, and what I was able to configure postfix to use ox as to the previous version 6.4, because for me is the best, easiest and most functional, because it is only for about 300 users.
Originally Posted by Popeye
PD: I know that OX uses Postfix, but I'm not know how to.
Maybe the developers / OX-team gives some hints about this issue
Originally Posted by xiao
You see thats where the problem starts.... with a basic setup you have to decide if you want to have something like
but for now i only need a basic configuration for postfix, nothing in special, and what I was able to configure postfix to use ox as to the previous version 6.4, because for me is the best, easiest and most functional, because it is only for about 300 users.
which means that you host your own server (in this case forget basic setup, or else you become the spammer of all spammers, because you installed an open relay - for shure)
or do you want to use a translation with an external provider
then you need the virtual tables of postfix.
firstname.lastname@example.org -> email@example.com
Next you have to decide if your setup will have its own spam/virus filter and how - local or remote?
When you know how your setup will look like, it is easier to look for howto's in the net that will help you.
The main configuration file for this is in the directory /etc/postfix (depends on your linux distribution) and is called main.cf (for the parameters) and master.cf (for the services). Then you have some funny files access virtual transport and so on. In te basic setup, these files contain the man pages. Read them carefully and you will discover, that these are the files where you have to place the usersetup
and there are a lot more other possibilities to change the behavior of your server.
# email action
# and so on
# nice name (remote) local name
# name is not changed in the header!
# and so on
# user deliver outgoing emails to
Then you have to run
which generates a database file out of the text file.
postmap access virtual transport
In main.cf you have to set at least
and it would be wise to have something like
mydomain = home.es
myorigin = $mydomain
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, localhost, $mydomain
mynetworks = 127.0.0.0/8, 192.168.1.0/24
inet_interfaces = all
access_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/access
canonical_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/canonical
transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport
as first part of a filter system.
smtpd_helo_required = yes
smtpd_recipient_restrictions = permit_mynetworks,reject_unauth_destination
smtpd_sender_restrictions = hash:/etc/postfix/access
Next you have to buy a book and start reading
So much as a first impression of what postfix can do. (left out spam/virus, because this is an other story...)