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Re: Home network mail server
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Home network mail server
- From: Steve Shockley <steve_(_dot_)_shockley_(_at_)_shockley_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 17:11:03 -0400
Sean Kelley wrote:
Good question. A friend told me that I should not be running a mailserver
with essentially user accounts as it was a security risk. He recommended
using Qmail with vpopmail using Mysql as a backend. That seems extremely
complicated for a home network with 8 or so accounts and aliases. I was
just wondering if I was doing something wrong. When I looked at Qmail in
the past, it kind of confused me as the source code never changes but instead
you have to scour the net for various and sundry patches. I visited
website and it seemed like overkill to me.
That's one of the reasons I went with Courier instead of Qmail.
According to its license, nobody can distribute modified versions of
Qmail, so everything is done through patches to the base software. (The
license is more complex than that, but that's the core of the issue.)
I use accounts on the local box, and I don't consider it an unreasonable
risk with strong-enough passwords. I wouldn't give relative strangers
an account on the machine.
I know Courier-MTA supports ldap, mysql and postresql backends.
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