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The qmail handbook

Author: Dave Sill
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Apress, ©2002.
Series: Expert's voice.; Books for professionals by professionals.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The qmail Handbook is designed to guide system and mail administrators of all skill levels through the installation, configuration, and maintenance of the qmail server.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sill, Dave.
Qmail handbook.
Berkeley, CA : Apress, ©2002
(OCoLC)606660403
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Sill
ISBN: 1893115402 9781893115408
OCLC Number: 48549782
Description: xxii, 492 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introducing qmail 1 --
Why Use qmail? 3 --
Why Not Use qmail? 9 --
Qmail Features 12 --
History 15 --
Architecture 16 --
License 19 --
Documentation 20 --
Support 23 --
Chapter 2 Installing qmail 27 --
Preparing to Install qmail 28 --
Installing qmail: Quick-Start Instructions 38 --
Installing qmail Step by Step 52 --
An Overview of the Finished Product 86 --
Installing from RPMs 87 --
Chapter 3 Configuring qmail: The Basics 93 --
Control Files Reference 93 --
Relaying 110 --
Multiple Host Names 115 --
Virtual Domains 115 --
Aliases 116 --
The qmail-users Mechanism 117 --
Chapter 4 Using qmail 121 --
Sending Messages 121 --
Receiving Messages 136 --
User Utilities 148 --
Chapter 5 Managing qmail 159 --
Understanding the qmailctl Script 159 --
Learning qmail's Management Commands 165 --
Managing the Queue 187 --
Chapter 6 Troubleshooting qmail 199 --
Process Monitoring 200 --
Understanding Logs 201 --
Using Message Headers 211 --
Testing 217 --
Fixing Common Problems 218 --
Chapter 7 Configuring qmail: Advanced Options 225 --
Setting Up Typical Configurations 226 --
Migrating from Sendmail to qmail 237 --
Modifying the Source Code 249 --
Using Quick Mail Transfer Protocol 254 --
Using Quick Mail Queuing Protocol 258 --
Securing SMTP 264 --
Performance Tuning 273 --
Chapter 8 Controlling Junk Mail 285 --
An Ounce of Prevention 286 --
Setting System-Level Controls 287 --
Setting User-Level Controls 292 --
Chapter 9 Managing Mailing Lists 295 --
Setting Up Simple Mailing Lists 295 --
Working with ezmlm 297 --
Working with Majordomo 305 --
Working with Mailman 315 --
Using Other MLMs 324 --
Chapter 10 Serving Mailboxes 327 --
Installing and Using POP3 Servers 328 --
Installing and Using IMAP Servers 344 --
Securing POP3 353 --
Securing IMAP 362 --
Retrieving Mail with POP3 and IMAP 369 --
Chapter 11 Hosting Virtual Domain and Users 375 --
Choosing between VMailMgr and Vpopmail 376 --
Using VMailMgr 377 --
Using Vpopmail 383 --
Chapter 12 Understanding Advanced Topics 391 --
Single-Recipient Delivery vs. Multiple-Recipient Delivery 391 --
Using Variable Envelope Return Paths 394 --
Configuring Scalable Servers 395 --
Using Lightweight Directory Access Protocol 401 --
Using Structured Query Language 402 --
Virus Scanning 403 --
Appendix A How qmail Works 417 --
High-Level Overview 417 --
Receiving Modules 418 --
Sending Modules 425 --
Appendix B Related Packages 431 --
checkpassword 431 --
Courier-IMAP 432 --
daemontools 432 --
djbdns 432 --
dot-forward 433 --
ezmlm 433 --
ezmlm-idx 433 --
fastforward 434 --
getmail 434 --
maildrop 434 --
mess822 435 --
oMail-webmail 435 --
oSpam 435 --
qlogtools 436 --
qmail-autoresponder 436 --
qmail-qfilter 436 --
qmail-Scanner 437 --
qmail-vacation 437 --
qmailanalog 437 --
safecat 439 --
serialmail 439 --
SqWebMail 440 --
syncdir 440 --
TMDA 440 --
ucspi-tcp 441 --
VMailMgr 441 --
Vpopmail 441 --
Appendix C How Internet Mail Works 443 --
How a Message Gets from Point A to Point B 443 --
Envelopes vs. Headers 444 --
Finding More Information 446 --
Appendix D qmail Features 449 --
Setup Features 449 --
Security Features 449 --
Message Construction 450 --
SMTP Service 450 --
Queue Management 451 --
Bounces 452 --
Routing by Domain 453 --
SMTP Delivery 453 --
Forwarding and Mailing Lists 454 --
Local Delivery 454 --
POP3 Service 455 --
Appendix E Error Messages 457 --
Interactive Error Messages 457 --
Log Messages 457 --
Bounce Messages 459 --
Appendix F Gotchas 465 --
qmail Doesn't Deliver to Superusers 465 --
qmail Doesn't Deliver to Users Who Don't Own Their Home Directory 465 --
qmail Doesn't Deliver to Users Whose Usernames Contain Uppercase Letters 465 --
qmail Replaces Dots (.) in Extension Addresses with Colons (:) 466 --
qmail Converts Uppercase Characters in Extension Addresses to Lowercase 466 --
qmail Doesn't Use /etc/hosts 466 --
qmail Doesn't Log SMTP Activity 466 --
qmail Doesn't Generate Deferral Notices 467 --
qmail Is Slow If trigger Is Wrong 467 --
DNS or IDENT Lookups Can Make SMTP Slow 467 --
qmail-smtpd Accepts Mail for All Recipients 467 --
qmail-smtpd Doesn't Automatically Relay for the Local Host 468.
Series Title: Expert's voice.; Books for professionals by professionals.
Responsibility: Dave Sill.
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