[TriLUG] Yet another mail question
jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Oct 4 19:43:00 EDT 2003
On Sat, 2003-10-04 at 11:07, Justin Johnson wrote:
> I am about to set up my own mail server to consolidate and hopefully
> ease my current email pains. I currently have 2 accounts that I check
> daily from 2 different machines(home and work) via POP. At work I have
> th option turned on in Outlook to not delete messages off the server, so
> all messages get delivered to my home machine, even the ones I've read
> and deleted at work. It sucks, I know.
> So I've been thinking to myself, "Hey use linux to make your life
> easier!". And then I answered "Hey, good idea, although long overdue!
> We're getting slow in our old age,apparently".
> So here is the plan. And here is where we are looking for confirmation
> that we have all the parts that we need to figure out to get our mail
> 'situation' under control, along with the role we understand them to
> Fetchmail - Fetch my mail from my 2 accounts and deliver to local mail
> Postfix - This would be the local mail server, just has to be there, eh?
> SpamAssassin - Killl all those stupid a#* messages that I am currently
> spending too much of my life deleting manually.
> ProcMail - Sort my two mail accounts into two different folders to keep
> them separate and all organized, etc. (Do I need this to organize?)
> Cyrus IMAP - No more POP clients!. Use IMAP to connect to mail server so
> that whn I delete an email, it is gone. For good. And I have consistent
> mail wherever I check it from!
> While I am at it, set up a webmail interface? Suggestions?
> So do I have a well laid out path, or am I a lost puppy?
Hmmm, I would replace the Cyrus IMAP with the simpler UW-IMAP that comes
with most distributions. It does a fine job of basic IMAP and POP.
If you do go with Cyrus, I think you'll have to use it's LDA instead of
Procmail - but I'm told it is full featured and can do the job.
For web-based mail, try Squirrelmail. Works great with UW-IMAP and is
very simple to setup.
If you're really looking for a neat project, then you might want to add
Clam Anti-virus to the mix, and let MailScanner handle running the
Anti-virus and Spam filters.
<MailScanner is great!>
Good Luck - Jon Carnes
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