Set up a mail server with PostfixAdmin and MariaDB on CentOS 7

mail server with postfixadmin and mariadb on centos

In this guide, we will explain how to setup and configure a mail server with PostfixAdmin, Postfix, Dovecot, MariaDB and SpamAssasin on a CentOS VPS. PostfixAdmin is a PHP-based web front-end that allows you to manage virtual domains and users for a Postfix mail transport agent. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for a CentOS 7 VPS.

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How to set up a mail server with PostfixAdmin on CentOS 7

In this article, we will show you how to setup and configure a mail server with PostfixAdmin, Postfix, Dovecot and SQLite on a CentOS VPS. PostfixAdmin is a PHP-based web front-end that allows you to manage virtual domains and users for a Postfix mail transport agent. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for a CentOS 7 VPS.

If you use Ubuntu, follow our tutorial to set up Postfix, Dovecot, Spamassassin, SQLite and PostfixAdmin on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Nginx and PHP 7.0

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Set Up a Mail Server with PostfixAdmin

setup and configure a mail server with postfixadmin

postfixadminIn this article, we will show you how to set up and configure a mail server with Postfix, Dovecot, Spamassassin, SQLite and PostfixAdmin on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Nginx and PHP 7.0. This guide should work on other Linux VPS systems as well but was tested and written for an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS. To set up a mail server with PostfixAdmin, just follow the steps below.

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Setup a mailserver with Exim and Dovecot on a CentOS 7

exim vpsThe following article will guide you through the steps of installing and setting up a mailserver using Exim and Dovecot on a CentOS 7 VPS.

For this tutorial, we are using one of our CentOS based VPS hosting plans, pre-installed with minimal CentOS 7 OS.

What is Exim?

Exim is a mail transfer agent (MTA) used on Unix-like operating systems. Exim is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, and it aims to be a general and flexible mailer with extensive facilities for checking incoming e-mail.

What is Dovecot?

Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind. Dovecot is an excellent choice for both small and large installations.

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Install and configure a simple mail server using Sendmail and Dovecot on a Fedora 20 VPS

Install and configure a simple mail server using Sendmail and Dovecot on a Fedora 20 VPS In the following article we will guide you through the steps of installing and configuring a simple mail server using Sendmail and Dovecot on a Fedora 20 Linux VPS.

What is Sendmail?

It is a general purpose email routing facility that supports many kinds of mail-transfer and delivery methods, including the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) used for email transport over the Internet.

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How to set-up server-side email filtering with Dovecot Sieve and Roundcube on a CentOS 6 VPS

Install and set-up Roundcube webmail interfaceThe following article is part 6 of the mailserver set-up with virtual users and domains using Postfix and Dovecot series. It covers the steps used to set-up server-side email filtering with Dovecot Sieve and Roundcube on a CentOS 6 VPS

At the end of this article you will end up having the ability to set-up your own server-side mail filter rules and automatically deliver emails to specific maildir based on a filter rule.

What is all this about?

The project behind this is known as Pigeonhole. It’s great because it adds support for the Sieve language (RFC 5228) and the ManageSieve protocol (RFC 5804) to the Dovecot Secure IMAP Server. Additionally, one can easily manage these filter rules via Roundcube’s web interface.

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How to install and integrate SpamAssassin with Postfix on a CentOS 6 VPS

spamassassinThe following article is part 4 of our mailserver set-up with virtual users and domains using Postfix and Dovecot on a CentOS 6 VPS, followed by part 2 which explains how to install and set-up the Roundcube webmail interface on a linux vps server and then part 3 which is all about how to set-up an SSL encrypted connection in Postfix, Dovecot and Apache using SSL certificates.

In this tutorial we are going to set-up SpamAssassin on one of our CentOS 6 linux virtual servers and integrate it into our Postfix mailserver set-up so it can scan and mark the emails detected as SPAM.

What is SpamAssassin?

It is a program released under the Apache License 2.0 used for e-mail spam filtering based on content-matching rules.

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Set-up SSL encrypted connection in Postfix, Dovecot and Apache

Set-up SSL encrypted connection in Postfix, Dovecot and Apache This article is part 3 of our part 1 mailserver set-up with virtual users and domains using Postfix and Dovecot on a CentOS 6 VPS and part 2 which explains how to install and set-up the Roundcube webmail interface

The following post will show you how to set-up SSL encrypted connection to our mailserver installation.

At the end of this article you will end-up using IMAP/POP3 over SSL (IMAPs/POP3s) SMTP over SSL (SMTPs) and Roundcube Webmail over SSL (HTTPS)

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Install and set-up Roundcube webmail interface

Install and set-up Roundcube webmail interfaceThe following article is about how to install and set-up the Roundcube webmail interface on a CentOS VPS.

It is actually part 2 of our mailserver with virtual users and domains using Postfix and Dovecot on a CentOS 6 VPS series.

What is Roundcube?

Roundcube is a web-based IMAP email client written in PHP. Roundcube’s most prominent feature is the pervasive use of Ajax technology to present a more fluid and responsive user interface than the one of traditional webmail clients. It provides full functionality you expect from an email client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching, spell checking etc…

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