Stable Mail Server And Web Mail

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Fri May 29 20:25:59 UTC 2009

On Friday 29 May 2009 09:21:36 Johan Hendriks wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> > Hello all ,  I want to install a  Mail Server with  Webmail,
> >> >
> >> > Anybody to know a good Stable Mail Server and Web Mail
> >>
> >> I recommend the following step-by-step instructions:
> >>
> >
> >It's a detailed how-to but consider the following:
> >a) With Oracle acquiring Sun, one should move to PostgreSQL where ever
> >possible.
> >b) Spam Assassin is a resource hog, use mail/dspam.
> >c) While postfix-admin is ok for one box setup, it doesn't scale at all -
> >you'll have to install it for every physical machine to manage that
> > specific database for that box. I know of no alternatives, hence I'm
> > rolling my own.
> >
> >--
> >Mel
> Option c and do not understand.
> You can use a centralized database and let as many postfix, dovecot servers
> talk to that database as you want, or am i seeing this wrong.

Sure. And they will accept mail for everything in the database, you will have 
no good routing as any given setting applies to any given postfix 
installation, unless you maintain internal DNS and transport maps locally and 
very carefully.
So my own database has a 'servers' table and transport / relay are 
applied per server. This way an incoming mailhub accepting for all domains can 
get transport info from the same database and multiple transport maps can be 
applied for the same domain, pending the role of the server in the mail 
network that requests the info. Postfix (and dovecot) maps simply have a WHERE 
me='' clause.

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