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email server solution for Fedora Core 5.

I'm looking for an email server solution that I can freely use based on Linux Fedora Core 4 or 5 where I can add / remove users through a MySQL database independently from the linux users and administer the web server through a web based admin page.

Would you have any suggestions?
I'd appreciate it if you could post the link to a step-by-step guide I can follow.

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Gabriel OrozcoSolution ArchitectCommented:
I can think about two:

postfix and qmail

postfix: http://www.postfix.org/MYSQL_README.html
qmail: I think helios qmail is easy to implement, since it is all packaged:

but there are many howto's out there for this
eggster34Author Commented:
how about the web based admin page requirement?
Gabriel OrozcoSolution ArchitectCommented:
well... there are many programs that do admin for these two. you can try


but just look for

qmail mysql
postfix mysql

on http://www.freshmeat.net

there you'll find *everything* you want for linux =)
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Use sendmail as MTA and MYSQL backend use http://sourceforge.net/projects/sendmail-sql/

For web admin use webmin : http://www.webmin.com

very easy interface for linux admin
eggster34Author Commented:
but these are all scattered and I don't have much experience with linux..
is there a step by step guide that explains this all?
Gabriel OrozcoSolution ArchitectCommented:
well, fortunatelly there are some pretty good installers out there.

I myself use http://www.lazyinstaller.net for qmail, since it installs everything and gives you two web administration tools, one to create domains (vqadmin) and other (qmailadmin) to create users inside a domain. the later also allows users to change their password and settings via web.

it has lot's of handy options, but again... I suggest you to read first, and then you will be ready to go trough the configuration script and woraround the problems. If you try to install without any previous documentation, I foresee problems with operation of the email system, at least.

so, for the last question, I would point you to "Life With Qmail" at:
Nice Link Redimido, I have been using sendmail with virtual hosting as my mailserver for the past 3 years or so, I am ready to try something different (was looking at zimbra, open xchange etc..) I may give Qmail another shot...
eggster34Author Commented:
Thanks Redimido, I'll follow your suggestion.

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