What’s a POP toaster?
I use Dan Bernstein’s definition described at http://cr.yp.to/qmail/toaster.html
What this toaster does and does not do
This “howto” will walk you through building a LinuxQmail”Toaster”. While these instructions are intended to work with popular Linux distributions, they will probably work on other flavors of Unix without too much modification. When complete you will have the following features available:
QmailSMTP Mail Server with SMTP-AUTH (Plain, Login, CRAM-MD5), TLS (SSL) support, and optional Virus/Spam Scanner.
POP3 Server with CRAM-MD5, APOP, and SSL support
IMAP Server with TLS (SSL) support
Quota Support (usage viewable by webmail)
Web-Based Email Administration
You can also chose to install the following options:
Graphical usage tracking
Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus
Challenge Responce new user verification
What this toaster does NOT do is act as a thorough guide toqmailor any of the other packages it installs. Such information is already available in the documentation, Life WithQmail, or other howtos/toasters. I only put this together to document all the commands/urls/procedures that I find myself repeating often. It’s intended to have a bit of a “copy and paste” feel to it aimed at the impatient (me). If it’s not sufficient for you, take the time to read the documentation of each package that’s to be installed. There’s no substitute for that.
Copy/paste ability of the toaster has been improved. If you are running on a known distribution you should be able to copy/paste all the text in white background boxes. Pink background boxes require you to follow the instructions they give.
The configure page isn’t as bad as it looks since much of it is set by the distribution. If your distribution is not already supported by the toaster, you should configure the toaster to make it work and send a copy of the settings to the toaster mailing list so it can be added to future versions.
This document assumes that you are familiar with Unix system administration, mail/web protocols, etc. You don’t have to be a guru to make this work, but you will be patching and compiling source code, as well as editing configuration files. If you want a “point and click” install experience, this is not for you.
These instructions come with no warranty or guarantee. If you blow up your server, and lose business in the process, that’s your problem.
Support is not provided. There are mailing lists for all these packages, as well as one specific to this toaster. See links in the appendix for more information.
Commercial support is available. See http://merchbox.com/qmail.php for more information. There are also other sources of commercial support for the individual packages. See the respective documentation for each package for further information.
This document is covered by the same license as Life WithQmail, and the license is detailed here:
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