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Many businesses want to run their email servers on Linux for greater control and flexibility of corporate communications, but getting started can be complicated. The attractiveness of a free-to-use and robust email service running on Linux can be undermined by the apparent technical challenges involved. Some of the complexity arises from the fact that an email server consists of several components that must be installed and configured separately, then integrated together.
This book gives you just what you need to know to set up and maintain an email server. Unlike other approaches that deal with one component at a time, this book delivers a step-by-step approach across all the server components, leaving you with a complete working email server for your small business network.
Starting with a discussion on why you should even consider hosting your own email server, the book covers setting up the mail server. We then move on to look at providing web access, so that users can access their email out of the office. After this we look at the features you'll want to add to improve email productivity: virus protection, spam detection, and automatic email processing. Finally we look at an essential maintenance task: backups.
Written by professional Linux administrators, the book is aimed at technically confident users and new and part-time system administrators. The emphasis is on simple, practical and reliable guidance.
Based entirely on free, Open Source software, this book will show you how to set up and manage your email server easily.
What you will learn from this book Install Postfix mail transfer agent and set up an environment to send and receive email messages
Implement the two standard email retrieval protocol services - POP3 and IMAP - for your mail server using Courier-IMAP
Configure an easy-to-use open source email client - Mozilla Thunderbird - on your system
Install and maintain an efficient webmail solution for your clients with SquirrelMail
Prevent usernames and passwords from being sent in plain text, instead encrypting them to avoid eavesdroppers from intercepting valid account details
Configure relay permissions for static as well as dynamic IP addresses, and protect your Postfix server from relay abuse
Create mail filters, sort your incoming mail into separate folders, pre-process your mail, start any programs upon mail arrival and selectively forward certain incoming mail automatically to someone using Procmail
Automatically filter all the mails for spam by integrating SpamAssassin with your mail server
Secure your mail server by configuring an email virus scanning system with Clam AV
Create an ongoing scheduled backup to recover from catastrophic loss of service in case of a major hardware or software malfunction
Who this book is written for
This book is aimed at technically confident users and new and part-time system administrators in small businesses, who want to set up a Linux-based email server without spending a lot of time becoming expert in the individual applications. Basic knowledge of Linux is expected.
About the Authors
Alistair McDonald is a software developer and IT consultant. He has worked as a freelancer in the UK for 15 years, developing cross-platform software systems in C, C++, Perl, Java, and SQL. He has been using open source software for over 20 years and implementing systems using it for the past 10 years.
Carl Taylor has worked over 20 years in the IT industry and has spent the majority of that time working on Unix type systems, mainly communications or office automation projects. He was an early user of the UseNet network and taught himself to programme in C through working on a variety of open source software. His experience covers roles including pre and post sales support, product development, end user training and management.
David Rusenko was born in Paris, France, and spent most of his childhood overseas. He began working as a freelance web designer in 1996 and had his first experience with open source, a box copy of RedHat 5.2, shortly after in 1999. After six years and as many versions of RedHat, he now creates appealing web pages and devises solutions implementing high availability through clustering and alternate security models.
Ian Haycox is a freelance IT consultant based in France and actively contributes to open source projects. He has twenty-five years of software development experience in the enterprise integration, telecommunications, banking, and television sectors.
Ian has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, and now runs his own web design company and Linux programming consultancy.
|Title:||Linux Email\\, 2nd Edition||Publisher:||Shroff|
|No. of Pages:||380|