The Perfect Mail Server

Discussion in 'Suggest HOWTO' started by asem34, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. asem34

    asem34 New Member

    I´d like to ask the community for your opinion:

    Which "PERFECT SETUP" will throw a working and easy to manage EMail Server into my Linux Box (no matter distro) so I can replace a Windoz counterpart. (All "PERFECT SETUP.." + Ispconfig seem to have problems and limitations), so please my friends, help me fill in my Santa Claus Wish List:

    1) I use VMWARE Server inside a WIN3K Box so no problem downlading a working image to start with.
    2) A stable and up-to date pachage distro (kernel 2.6.* )with SMP capability (the last not nescessary but would be nice since most new hardware is already multi-core)
    3) Multiple Domains
    4) Web Server Included (to host Sites so users can manage -upload and maintain)
    5) a usable WebMail
    6) AV, Antispam, Graylisting, RBL and whatever can do the job of preventing grabage in with black/white lists at the domain or server level ( if another setup is nessesary to front-end this job, it would be fine)
    7) Monitoring tools so SMTP and other stuff can be seen real time. (Not nescessary but a good thing to have)

    If any of you have ever used a MERAKader server, you know what I mean and wish to replace, execpt that this thing just does mail, Imap, calendar bla bla, no Web hosting, all for a megabuck bill.

    So, Gurus, help the community please.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    All the perfect setups do this. All you have to do is follow them as close as possible and make sure you don't make any typos...
  3. asem34

    asem34 New Member

    The Not So Perfect Setups

    Well, not so.

    I have tried most of the "Perfect Setups" and with NONE of them, not even with the Virtual Images, I have been able to build a Hosting server.

    Here is a message I got (and have also gotten in others ) when setting up MySql with the Centos 4.4 distro:

    [[email protected] named]# netstat -tap
    Active Internet connections (servers and established)
    Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name
    tcp 0 0 *:mysql *:* LISTEN 4997/mysqld
    tcp 0 0 *:879 *:* LISTEN 2393/rpc.statd
    tcp 0 0 *:sunrpc *:* LISTEN 2373/portmap
    tcp 0 0 *:* LISTEN 4861/named
    tcp 0 0 mercurio.mydmain:domain *:* LISTEN 4861/named
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdomain:ipp *:* LISTEN 2605/cupsd
    tcp 0 0 localhost.localdomain:smtp *:* LISTEN 2750/sendmail: acce
    tcp 0 0 *:ssh *:* LISTEN 2652/sshd
    tcp 0 0 mercurio.mydomain.:ssh ::ffff: ESTABLISHED 4794/1
    [[email protected] named]# vi /etc/my.cnf
    [[email protected] named]# /etc/init.d/mysqld restart
    Stopping MySQL: [ OK ]
    Starting MySQL: [ OK ]
    [[email protected] named]# mysqladmin -u root password xxxxxx
    [[email protected] named]# mysqladmin -h -u root password xxxxxx
    mysqladmin: connect to server at '' failed
    error: 'Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (22)'
    Check that mysqld is running on and that the port is 3306.
    You can check this by doing 'telnet 3306'
    [[email protected] named]# telnet 3306
    telnet: connect to address Invalid argument
    telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Invalid argument
  4. asem34

    asem34 New Member

    The Not so perfect Setup

    By the Way,

    I have two virtual addresse on eth0: |92.|68.|5.8 AND

  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That's a problem with your system, not with the tutorial. What's the output of
    netstat -tap
    hostname -f
  6. Tripple

    Tripple New Member

    All my ISPConfig servers are running in a VM.
    Only one problem I couldn't fix so far: Auto respond

    Debian 3 and 4:

    Perfect installation, never used it on a production system.
  7. asem34

    asem34 New Member

    You mean your ISPCONFIG Setips?... I wont commento ont this software, sorry.
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you're talking about... :confused:

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