Re: Using Linux as a Email server?
From: R.F. Pels (spamtrap_at_tiscali.nl)
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 00:20:56 +0100
> I looked around, and read some stuff on line and came up with this
> plan. In the school about 8000 mail accounts are students web based
> email accounts, and they provide the main load on the system. Student
> accounts are email only and do not use any collaboration features of
> the Win 2000 server, so I do not see a problem in moving them to a
> linux server. So I am thinking about seting up a mail server, using
> sendmail that comes with slackware, on a PII 500Mgz PC. Then a second
> computer (probably same speed) will be dedicated to provide a Web
> Front End for the system. I am thinking of setting up the firewall
> such that only the webserver is allowed to connect and send stuff from
> the mail server.
> Does that plan make sense? Also should I look into some other MTA
> programs, other then sendmail that is packaged with slackware 9.1, for
> speed or security reasons?
Errm. What you could do is have a look at a combination of postfix and
cyrus-sasl to provide IMAP instead of POP3.
-- Ruurd .o. ..o ooo