Linux virtual Hosting of Web and E-Mail - Which software

Posted on 2005-04-10
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hi All,

I have to setup a server that is capable of virtual hosting of email and websites. We dont need an ISP class solution, but the server will need to host 10-20 domains. As there are mani mail servers I need to find a reasonably simple to install and maintain solution. The web part is fine, Apache will do the job well but in respect of the email I need some advice.

We need to have some virus and spam filtering, and IMAP and POP3 access to the mailboxes.

What would be the best suited?

The server is Debian Sarge.


Question by:tom_szabo
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Darshan_Jadav earned 1500 total points
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MailScanner, www.mailscanner.info, works with sendmail, qmail and postfix like wise, can integrate with various anti-virus, like sophos, bitfender, RAV ( this all provide free version for Linux OS), dedection rate with MailScanner is very high and very robust.

Personally i prefer Qmail, with Maildir format, its supports large volume of mails very efficent and Virtual domain hosting is supported, IMAP, Courier-IMAP is most suited, Qmail and Courier both supports SSL and diff auth types apart from local users, such as LDAP.

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Thanks :-), do let me know if u need help in configuring MailScanner and Qmail.

Author Comment

ID: 13824301
I have actually trying Postfix at the moment and having some problems. If you can help I have 2 x 500 points for that...see the question re Postfix/Courier..



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