This article will show you how to setup an email server accessible using a POP3, IMAP or web browser client. It will also show you how to include virus scanning and spam tagging in the mail server.

How to install Linux

How to install SMTP, POP3, IMAP and Webmail service

Postfix will be providing the SMTP service, Dovecot will provide the POP3 and IMAP service, while Apache and SquirrelMail will provide the Webmail service.

ImportantBefore deploying your new mail server, see Mail Server Checklist to ensure your new mail server will have a good sending reputation and can be trusted.

How to create mailboxes and do miscellaneous tasks

This section will show you to do tasks like creating mailboxes, aliases, setting quota etc.

ImportantTo avoid user account related problems, do not use uppercase letters when creating user names.
NoteYou can greatly reduce the volume of spam and viruses reaching your mail server if you are willing to give up something. If you are willing to have your mail delayed (time), install Postgrey. If you are willing to spend (money), get the Barracuda Spam Firewall.

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Posted on 9/18/2011 and last updated on 10/31/2011
Filed under Ubuntu 10.04