What packages i need to install when I just want to forward emails?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by lebaux, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. lebaux

    lebaux New Member

    I use my server only for website hosting. I would like to use the mail portion of ISPConfig just to redirect mails to other gmails. When I was not using ISPConfig, all I needed was postifix and properly configured /etc/postfix/virtual file. Since I am already using ISPConfig, I figured I might as well use its GUI, but for the love of all mighty I can’t get it work. I based my installation on Perfect debian 9 tutorial. I don’t want to have own SMTP, POP3, no Roundcube, no antispam, no nothing. All I need is to forward the mail. Also the websites use php mail() to send mail, but I assume this is included in php packages.

    It seems that installing these packages is not enough (and then configuring ISPConfig on top of that):
    apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql postfix-doc
    Lastly, if I just forward those emails, do i need to use DKIM, will it even work? My appologies for silly questions, setting up mail servers was always bit of a weakness for me.

    What I am missing? Do i need to add dovecot? Thanks for your time and answer!
  2. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    ISPConfig manual has chapter on installing a separete e-mail server. I assume those packages mentioned there are needed on a working e-mail server.
    I would install the email following the howto, maybe turn off some feature if it not to be used.
  3. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member Staff Member Howtoforge Staff

    You'll need to install amavis to use the configuration ISPConfig creates; otherwise you'll have to do some custom postfix config to not try to filter it through amavis.
  4. lebaux

    lebaux New Member

    Thanks for a prompt reply! I was really trying to avoid using amavis, as I pretty much don’t care about the contents of the emails and I run into issues on my previous server. This looks like it is going to be more complex than I imagined.
  5. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member Staff Member Howtoforge Staff

    You can install all mail packages from the tutorial, then just select a very permissive policy in spam filter settings for the domain

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