Help with setting up a mail server
jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Jul 20 18:05:20 UTC 2010
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 09:03:55PM +0300, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Aryeh M. Friedman
> <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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)
> Exim is a very good choice. Forget the Postfix suggestions. It's
> Sendmail's brother:-)
Sendmail comes from a good family.
> Best regards,
> Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
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