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Advice on webmail server
- Subject: Advice on webmail server
- From: dirkx at webweaving.org (Dirk-Willem van Gulik)
- Date: Thu Aug 26 03:20:07 2004
On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > I thought of Squirrelmail as the likely candidate. Mostly internal
Make sure that you compile/activate SSL support in to the imap client
linked in with PHP - See the relevant make files in ports (it is something
like WITH_SSL=YES). OR search for my name, squirrelmail and imap for a
patch which allows localhost non-ssl and public-ssl. As otherwise you may
find it hard to enforce SSL on the outside connections while also making
it work with Squirrelmail.
You propably also want to pick apache with ssl - just to ensure some level
of privacy and safety.
> > going to make the 4x72.8G a raid5 and that be the mail spool
> > partition. Is that sound like a good idea?
Combined with quota's if you are using user-level accounts (but you may
want to look into cyrus - although a pain to setup; it does allow for a
lot of automation when your userbase often mutates).
> > I've not used FreeBSD for anything like this before and frankly am not
> > sure what changes from default I should use, if any. Should I stick
> > with 4.10, or is 5.2.1 OK? Any sysctl changes? Default kernel OK?
I'd consider quota's (see the Handbook) and adding the firewall (with a
default ACCEPT) just in case you later need to block something abused.
> stick with 4.10 for now.
Aye - you should be fine for the next years.
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