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The Anti-full blown mail server for LAN

Postby serene » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:48 pm

In lieu of outsourced e-mail, I'd like to use the ISP to download the remote mail files
(encrypted connection) for lan storage and have lan users check locally.

I'm trying to avoid a full blown;
Postfix, Dovecot, Amavis, ClamAV, and Spamassassin,
iredmail setup if possible.

- Fetch remote mail for local centralized storage
- Lan users recieve mail (thunderbird clients) from local
- Use the remote server for sending.

Could someone please provide a link for acomplishing this?

System: Debian 64 testing.

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Postby Dutch_Master » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:34 pm

There aren't many options left if you rule out those applications... However, I suspect you did that because you don't fancy configuring them by hand. If so, try Webmin. It'll allow you to remotely administer the machine but also reduces the chances of syntax errors in configuring the tools.

http://www.webmin.com/

Chances are it's in the Debian repo's somewhere, if not, just follow the install instructions from the Webmin pages. :)
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Postby serene » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:25 am

Thanks Dutch_Master.

You are right. I suspect there is a more simple method available than a full blown e-mail lan server to acomplish my objectives... isn't there another way ?

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Postby nelz » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:44 am

At the very least you need fetchmail or getmail to pull the mail off the ISP's server and and IMAP server like Dovecot to serve it to your users. You'll probably also need an MDA like procmail to sort the mail into user's folders (although this can be gone by running separate instances of getmail for each user).

I wrote a tutorial on a setup just like this in LXF 115.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
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Postby serene » Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:11 pm

OK, will give a good read through.

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Postby serene » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:08 pm

Hi Nelz.

I've revised my question after much reading.

Objective:
1. Fetchmail to gather remote mail either from ISP or gmail, etc.
2. Postfix to process fetched mail from outside, send/receive mail to the outside world/LAN.
3. Use imap/dovecot for LAN users, leaving mail centralized on the LAN server.

Question: I like RoundCube webmail, can I incorporate into the above setup without
sacrificing any existing features/configurations from the above setup?

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Postby nelz » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:16 pm

Yes, that was covered later in the series, in issue 120.
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Postby serene » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:39 am

OK, thanks again.

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