Help with setting up a mail server
freebsd.user at seibercom.net
Tue Jul 20 14:11:38 UTC 2010
On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:46:09 -0400
Aryeh M. Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> articulated:
> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:33:28 -0400
> Jerry <freebsd.user at seibercom.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:26:44 -0400
> > Aryeh M. Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> articulated:
> > > I am a consultant and was retained by my client to setup qmail or
> > > exim on a VPS running 8.0-STABLE (i386). After setting up the DNS
> > > (A record and MX record) we have been unable to send or receive
> > > mail. The client has/had a working script for installing qmail on
> > > 7.1-STABLE but it seems to not work on 8.0-STABLE. They are using
> > > the same VPS provider who this 7.1-STABLE install script worked
> > > under. I have tried everything I can think of to make it work
> > > including asking obvious questions on -questions at .
> > >
> > > I informed the client that the task is likely beyond me capabilities
> > > but I would help recruit someone who would be able to do it at a
> > > reasonable fee paid to them (I am acting as a no cost middle man on
> > > this [I am helping the client for free since I was unable to get it
> > > done]).
> > >
> > > Please send any ideas and/or offers to do the job
> > I would seriously suggest that you consider installing Postfix. It is
> > in the ports tree, is well maintained and works out of the box. The
> > Postfix forum will be glad to give you any advice you need for setting
> > up and securing your mail server. Qmail is no longer supported by its
> > author and can be a nightmare to maintain.
> We had also tried sendmail and couldn't get that working either so I
> suspect it is a general config issue not a MTA one. (I have set
> sendmail up about 30 times in the past so I know a little bit about it)
Might I suggest that you supply some log entries that support your
claims. It is hard to help you without actual facts. By the way, did
you also try Postfix?
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