Ubuntu Servers :: Simple Way To Implement A Mail Server?

Feb 21, 2011

I am putting a php contact form on my webpage that sends messages directly from the page to my email address. This script has worked in the past, but unbeknownst to me that is because my previous server was running a mail transfer client that handled php's mail() function through smtp. The web server I am using now is a home machine configured with ubuntu running php/apache but there is nothing to handle mail. My contact form says the message has been sent, but it never arrives to my inbox.

Following forums, I installed sendmail and verified that smtp was running on port 25, but the form would then hang for over a minute upon submission(and messages still would not be delivered). I then tried exim4 as a mail transfer agent which solved the hanging, but messages still werent delivered. From my reading it appears this could have something to do with my hosts file, but I am unsure how this needs to be configured (pretty new to all this and I seem to have bitten off more than I can chew).

I eventually configured exim4 to use the smarthost feature for outgoing mail, using my gmail account's smtp server (following a tutorial). My exim log file produces no errors, but messages from my contact form still are not delivered. This has turned out to be a huge, hair tearing situation and I'm at a loss on what to do next.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Migrate Postfix Mail Server To Exchange 2010 Mail Server

Nov 3, 2010

I have a problem relate to posttfix.I want to mirgare postfix mail server to exchange 2010 mail server but I can't do it,u can help me.You can show me have to do configure postfix and exchange how to?

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OpenSUSE Network :: How To Configure A Simple Mail Server With YAST

Aug 6, 2010

Probably because I don't know what to put in some of the fields.So; all I want to do is to run my own e-mail server for my business. The network is set up, the web server is running, but I'm having no end of trouble with YAST and the e-mail server.I have a single server running open suse 11.3 32 bit. It is attached to a modem/router. I have a static IP address for my registered domain. The server has a static IP address ( in this case). My server is NOT running either a DHCP server nor a DNS server - there is no need, since there is nothing else on this box. It has only one network connection - eth0.

I'm trying to set up an e-mail server. I have been unable to get an 'advanced' implementation to work because all attempts to create a suitable server certificate fail. So for now I'll stick with a 'standard' set up.I don't know what I should put in such fields as 'outgoing mail server' (I've assumed I should use the FQDN of my server);I've no idea what 'masquerading' is for or what I should do with it;I don't know what I'm supposed to put in the 'outgoing mail server' in the 'authentication' section;I don't know what to put in the 'downloading' section;and I don't know what 'accept remote SMTP connections' does.I can get the server to start, but any attempt to retrieve e-mail from it ends in an authorisation failure - the syslog shows a sign-on attempt from my 'real' IP address and some form of numeric userid which cannot be found.So, if anyone can tell me what to put in YAST to make it work, I'd be a very happy chap.

Yes, I can telnet to 'my.server.my.domain' 25, so something must be right. But my Linux knowledge is not enough to get it working properly.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Make A Local Mail Server That Itself Is A Client To A WAN Mail Server?

Mar 10, 2011

How do I make a local mail server that itself is a client to a WAN mail server.I want the local mail server to query new mail every 30 minutes from the WAN server.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Secondary Mail Server And A Mail Gateway/relay?

Aug 3, 2011

Our primary mail server is Exchange 2003 Standard on Windows Server 2003 Standard - don't shout at me; I inherited it already set up this way.I have a couple of hardware identical redundant servers (HP ML350 boxes), all with very fast 2 or 4 disk arrays, multiple core CPUs and plenty of memory, and I am looking at two potential new additions to the infrastructure.

A secondary mail server is high on my list of priories. I've been well and truly bitten by Exchange in the past and given that this particular box has been running four years straight and that it's mail store is dangerously large, having a secondary mail server in place suddenly makes a lot of sense.

A new Exchange 2010 box is currently being set up, but the secondary mail server will remain in place even when the new Exchange server is brought online, so this won't be a wasted exercise.... I also want a gateway box in place to filter and relay mail to the primary server, or to the secondary server if the primary is unavailable. Currently our outer perimeter is:

ISP supplied CISCO router
Draytek VigorPro 5510 UTM

Untangle running in bridged mode (primarily used for SPAM filtering, URL blacklisting, and very little else) Exchange 2003 sits behind the Untangle box. This is how I want to end up:

CISCO >> Draytek >> Ubuntu gateway >> Exchange/secondary mail server

I know I could replace/remove the Draytek but I want it to remain for several reasons, including lots of VPN dial-in users already configured and that it offers us an additional layer of email antivirus scanning before things hit the Exchange box. No point switching all of our remote workers over to new tunnels unnecessarily...

I have done some research and have started testing a pilot secondary mail server using Ubuntu/postfix DNS is properly set up and MX records and reverse PTR records are all present and correct, and things are looking encouraging so far. Before I go out over deep waters and start to flounder, has anyone who has done something like this got any obvious howlers I should be looking to avoid ?

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Aug 6, 2010

Two exchange servers internally. One is setup for example.com ( and the other is setup for example2.com ( Both are behind a single public IP.

I want to use postfix to sit in front of the two exchange servers. Postfix will accept mail for both domains and relay to the appropriate server. I have postfix installed with only defaults at this point.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Setup Simple File Server In A Native Environment?

Dec 7, 2010

I have two computers on my home lan I am trying to share files between...My desktop which is running Ubuntu Server 10.10 (x64) with a GUI, and my laptop which is running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04. I have tried a million different tutorials regarding SAMBA setup, but they never work.

In addition, most of those tutorials are geared towards hybrid Linux/Windows environment. I do not have any microsoft product in my home. I have created the share on my server, but I'm not sure how to connect to it from the laptop (once again at this point in the tutorials it explains how to access it from a Windows PC). I tried using the menu doing this:

Places-->Connect To Server-->Service Type-->Windows Share (for the server I tried my server hostname and IP) to no avail. Does anyone know of a recent step by step tutorial for setting up a complete Ubuntu environment? Is there a simpler method I can use since I do not particularly need to use SMB protocol?

All I want to do is share my music folder from my server so I can access it (from the same LAN) on my laptop...Arrrghhh frustrating.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Mail Server On Own Server

Dec 18, 2010

After days and days spent in reading guides, how-to, forum post and much more, I still have some doubts regarding the possibility of developing a personal mail server having a fully functional ubuntu server. ( of course this is due to my lack of knowledge...hehe )

First thing I wish to understand is the focal point "Can I have my private mail server pointing to mymail@myinventeddomain.whatever ONLY IF I have previously registered ( bought ) myinventeddomain.whatever?"

Second thing is: " Could it be a work-around setting up a free dynamic name server ( pointing to my server, where a LAMP stack is already fully functional ) and then use this "name" to create my email? "(*) Example: using my own server, already accessible from outside my lan using a free dyndns name, I'm able to access and manage some web-based services. Is it possible to apply concept two at this situation? The base idea is to have my own email service, with my own domain like neomod@thenameiwant.xxx , so I can create email-based notification between my server and some other email addresses without relying onto some public service ( let's say google or my own isp mail server ).

I have read about the common solution in theese cases ( Postfix ) but in each guide, tutorial, faq or similar I could have read there is no explanation about " How to choose/obtain your own domain name".Reading forum discussion situation isn't better, because some one clearly states that I need to by a domain name ( ex. godaddy, aruba, etc. ) while some others say that I can realize it on my own just using dinamic dns name and a few other things.So beg my pardon if this question might seems stupid, but since I already own a domain name+webhost I reallu wish to understand before spending other money.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Mail Server For Interal Use Only

Apr 9, 2010

I am talking classes at a university. One of my classes has a large group project. Part of the project has me setting up a mail server. I don't have a domain to use for this server, So I need to have it setup for local use only. but I have not been able to find much info on how to do so for local use only.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Server Side Mail Retrieval

Mar 9, 2010

I'm looking for some sort of app that will hit a pop3 server every x minutes and automatically download the mail from it to a text (mbox?) file. It's a remote server so something that can be ran from terminal and just set up in a cron job I guess.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Looking For Good Mail Server/Webclient?

Oct 13, 2010

I am looking for a good Email Server/Webclient, needs to use pop3+smtp. I also need to be able to add users/permissions via web client. If anyone knows of anything useful for me, then email me or post back here

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Ubuntu Servers :: Mail Server - Can't Send Or Receive?

Mar 5, 2011

Every time I try to send a message with SquirrelMail, I get:

Message not sent. Server replied: Syntax error in parameters or arguments 501 5.1.7 Bad sender address syntax

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Ubuntu Servers :: Setting Up Mail-server For Web Site

Mar 25, 2011

To setting up the mail server for my site. The situation is such that it is necessary to allow access through the site (built under LAMP) to the mail server. Ligament postfix + dovecot good option? or who have a similar configs mail server.

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Ubuntu Servers :: PECL Error On Mail Server ?

May 27, 2011

I am currently installing a mail server to handle email for our clients, I have started this server from scratch using Ubuntu server 11.04.

So far I've installed Exim, SA, Dovecot, and Clam AV and those all seem to be working as they should, I can send and receive email...

I am now trying to set up Horde, Horde 4 to be exact, I have been following the documentation on the Horde site :[url]

Part 4, it is recommended to install certain PECL modules, and I would like these as well.

I have been try to get these to go, but just can't get past some of the error messages like this, for the first one:

Cannot find config.m4.

Make sure that you run '/usr/bin/phpize' in the top level source directory of the module

ERROR: `phpize' failed

Does any one know what this error mean. From what I can gather, it's looking for the phpize when the module is to be installed, however, how can I put the phpize file (or link) in the top level of the source directory before I have the source?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Mail Server For 400 Small Domains - Which One To Use?

Sep 1, 2011

I am going to try and replace our crappy Windows/imail server with a new ubuntu 10.04 LTS based machine. It will end up with about 400 domains on it with around 3000 users total. 96% of the domains have very light use. 4% of the domains have heavy use but do not send any bulk mail.

Can someone here recommend a mail server software package that would be easy to administrate and easy to backup/replicate? All we need is POP with webmail. We do not need IMAP or want any group/collaborative functions.

What do you usually use for anti-spam on a linux mail server? We want to keep it all open source if possible.

For hardware we are looking at an HP DL360 G5 with dual Xeons, 4G of ram, and the P400 controller with 6 SAS 15k drives. Do you think a server like this will be able to handle the mail on linux? Volume is around 400k messages a day inbound with about 10% being legit/90% being spam. The server will be dedicated to mail hosting and will not host websites.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Mail Server Setup For Multiple Domains?

Jul 4, 2010

Im moving all my websites on a dedicated box. I had a cpanel hosting account, and now moving to a terminal and ssh system.I need some advice on choosing my mail setup. I need POP, SMTP, with multiple domains, as host for a few clients.I would like the most simple version.The server will only send +- 100 mails / day.I currently running Ubuntu Linux 10.04.

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Oct 10, 2010

I have recently setup an Ubuntu 10.04 Minimal x64 Server. I plan on setting it up as a mail server. I need a secure server, that has spam prevention on it. Im setting up around 50 domains and would like a web based control panel. What is the most secure mail server, that i can setup for multiple domains?

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Nov 19, 2010

I followed this tutorial:
Minus the Quota for the mailboxes, since I don't really care about that. But I don't think that should cause any problems in the configuration.
The server is in my local network.

I tried to connect with Thunderbird and Kmail. Kmal brings up an error message eventually, saying something about a time-out.
Squirrelmail says code...

I searched everything & everywhere only to see that more people have that same error message come up with Squirrelmail. From my understanding some have fixed the issue but I couldn't actually find a solution to this.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Nov 28, 2010

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Mar 14, 2011

I want to setup an intranet mail server as a project. I tried to go through various forums but could not get a satisfactory model. My sceme of things is as follows:The server a virtual machine is after a router which has a built in dhcp server. Prefer to use sendmail but postfix ok client machines should be able to access the mail on evolution/thunderbird or web access using squirrelmail.Mail will not be relayed to anybody outside the intranet.

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Apr 16, 2011

I'm setting up a mailserver for my domain.I'm seeing relay rejections in the mail.logbut I'd like to have external validation that nothing bad is exiting the domain beforeI wind up on blacklists

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Ubuntu Servers :: Move Mails From Gmail To An Own Mail-Server

Sep 1, 2011

I've running my mails from 3 domains on Google Apps for several time, but I think it's time to set up my own Mail-Server now. I have a vServer and want to migrate my existing mails after setting it up. Now I have 2 questions.

1. Which components do I need / do you prefer for a mail-server(imap, smpt, webinterface)?
2. How do I get all my existing Mails in there?

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Apr 7, 2009

I want to setup a mail server on my LAN. I want to send e-mails from 1 system to another systems.

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Jun 2, 2010

I am running vsftpd-2.2.2-3 on my Fedora 12 box. This box has multiple IPs. What I am looking for is make vsftpd listen on those multiple IPs and when a user FTPs to a certain IP, they get landed to the home directory that has been configured for the IP.

This feature is there in Proftpd and is called virtual hosting. I tried to find for Vsftpd such feature, but couldn't find out exactly how to implement in it. how to implement virtual hosting in Vsftpd?

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Feb 23, 2010

Setup my postfix mail server and courier-imap/pop. My postfix server now is working with tls and saslauthd, I can send/receive email inside my domain as well as outside. However, I need two separate smtp and imap/pop3 server, I mean two machine - one with smtp function and one with imap/pop3 function working together.

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Dec 21, 2010

I've kinda gone hopelessly lost on my mail server install and now want to start from scratch, after having wasted 4 days on this.Basically I have a 95% working postfix installation, a probably 100% working dovecot installation, but am not happy with it as a few things aren't working properly, and I don't know what I did!mail to /var/mail/richard NOT /Maildir - being the main oneBut, also the fact that I don't know where I went wrong, and want to understand why everything is now haywire. I am not certain if my security is working on the mail or the logins either.e to achieve is thefollowing:PostfixDovecotVirtual Users - using IMAP with Security, allowed to send mail from their clientVirtual DomainsPostfix AdminWebmail (Roundmail)Anti-Virus and Spam-filteringI started with this guide How to set up a mail server on a GNU / Linux system), which seems very, very good I might add, but it is for Courier, and when I bumbled along with the Dovecot equivalent ... that is where things broke.

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Jan 10, 2011

How much resources are needed to run a mail server with approximately 75 boxes?

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Jan 12, 2011

It is the strangest thing. I can not receive emails on this server after it has been up for an hour. I noticed that everytime and email is received that a sshd opens but never closes. Causeing a memory issue that I dont know how to fix. Also the mailq grows and grows. Mostly with email stating the recipient and send are both [URL].. also postmaster@mail.jmchd.com shows mail system configuration error. I have to restart the server every 30 minutes so users can get and send emails. This is horrible because for every 5 minutes out of the hour emails are bouncing.i have looked through them but I know not what I am looking at.

PS. I was thrown into the position and have limited knowledge. I am used to a GUI.

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Sep 1, 2011

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Oct 24, 2009

i configured my sendmail, bind dns server + dovecot. i am getting the following error when i use to send email from 'root' to 'convert@mail.si.uk',

Oct 26 10:40:42 localhost sendmail[6829]: n9Q5ebnX006827: to=<convert@mail.si.uk>, ctladdr=<root@localhost.localdomain> (0/0), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:0
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