Postfix

Postfix

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by Richard Blum
     
 

This book will offer broad coverage to instruct both the large ISP and the small business network administrator on how to install and configure a full featured Internet email system with a minimum amount of expense. This is possible using the Linux Operating System which supplies all of the necessary server software, the Postfix email software package, and Public

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Overview

This book will offer broad coverage to instruct both the large ISP and the small business network administrator on how to install and configure a full featured Internet email system with a minimum amount of expense. This is possible using the Linux Operating System which supplies all of the necessary server software, the Postfix email software package, and Public Domain client email software on the client PC's. This book also includes educational information that can be used by network administrators in using Postfix to connect an office email server to an ISP. The Postfix email software package is in widely used on the Internet without any books documenting how to install, configure, and operate the email server. This book will provide all the information needed to run Postfix effectively and efficiently.

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Over the last few years, the venerable Sendmail has been challenged by new open source competitors that aim to be simpler, more secure, and/or more scalable. One of the most popular is Postfix, which began life in an IBM lab (and, when discovered by Lou Gerstner, set in motion the forces that led to IBM's open source strategy). Postfix's fast-growing user community will be thrilled to have Richard Blum's comprehensive book on running it.

If you need to know where to start (or how to migrate from Sendmail), you'll find exactly what you need here. If you're already running Postfix and want to fine-tune it for maximum performance or scalability, Blum shows you how. Whether you're an ISP serving corporations, or a business serving internal mail clients, you'll find content that's relevant to you. There's also an extensive section on advanced topics: supporting mail lists, configuring PPP servers, supporting dial-in clients, troubleshooting common Postfix problems, and more.

If you can make your way around a Linux box, you can have enterprise-class mail without the pain, or the cost. The software's free, and with the advice in this book, you can do it yourself -- no consultants needed.(Bill Camarda)

--Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey-based marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672321146
Publisher:
Pearson Technology Group 2
Publication date:
05/15/2001
Series:
Sams White Books Series
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.24(d)

Meet the Author

Rich Blum has worked for the past 12 years as a network and systems administrator for the U.S. Department of Defense at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. There he has been using Unix operating systems as an FTP server, TFTP server, e-mail server, mail list server, and network monitoring device in a large networking environment. Rich currently serves on the board of directors for Traders Point Christian Schools and is active on the computer support team at the school, supporting a Microsoft network in the classrooms and computer lab of a small K-8 school. Rich has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management, specializing in Management Information Systems, both from Purdue University.

When Rich is not being a computer nerd, he is either playing electric bass for the church worship band or spending time with his wife, Barbara, and two daughters, Katie Jane and Jessica.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am the webmaster of a .COM that issues stock alerts--a great many alerts. Not being a programmer in depth, this book allowed me virtually an overnight understanding of what we were using and how to troubleshoot problems. Unfortunately, I never got to use it. Seems that the developers found out I had the book and it has not made it back to my desk in over a month! EVERY developer who deals with our alerts has had a chance with this book!