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Overview

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. Author Dave Sill, a longtime qmail user, system administrator, and technical support agent (as well as the author of the popular online tutorial "Life with qmail”), provides you with the practical tools to work with this popular mail server.

Sill begins with a discussion of qmails architecture and features, and then delves into a thorough investigation of the installation and configuration processes. You'll learn how to install qmail on several operating systems, and gain valuable insight into proper configuartion, testing procedures, and performance tuning. You'll also learn how to administer users and mail, install filters, and oversee daily qmail operation and maintenance. Throughout, Sill focuses on topics essential to all mail administrators, elaborating on such subjects as configuring mailing list managers, controlling spam, secure networking, scanning for viruses, hosting virtual domains and users, and creating dial-up clients.

What you’ll learn

Who this book is for

The qmail Handbook is the ultimate resource for administrators and developers needing to master the functionality of this powerful software.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing qmail
  2. Installing qmail
  3. Configuring qmail:The Basics
  4. Using qmail
  5. Managing qmail
  6. Troubleshooting qmail
  7. Configuring qmail: Advanced Options
  8. Controlling Junk Mail
  9. Managing Mailing Lists
  10. Serving Mailboxes
  11. Hosting Virtual Domain and Users
  12. Understanding Advanced Topics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893115408
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 10/19/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 1.05 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Sill is a professional system administrator and technical support engineer with more than 15 years of experience. He's been using qmail since its first public release in 1996, and he's the author of the popular online qmail guide titled "Life with qmail". He's also an active contributor to online qmail support groups, including the qmail mailing list and Usenet newsgroup.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to qmail
Chapter 2: Installing qmail
Chapter 3: Configuring qmail: The Basics
Chapter 4: Using qmail
Chapter 5: Managing qmail
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting qmail
Chapter 7: Configuring qmail: Advanced Options
Chapter 8: Controlling Junk Mail
Chapter 9: Managing Mailing Lists
Chapter 10: Serving Mailboxes
Chapter 11: Hosting Virtual Domains and Users
Chapter 12: Understanding Advanced Topics
Appendix A: How qmail Works
Appendix B: Related Packages
Appendix C: An Internet Mail Primer
Appendix D: qmail Features
Appendix E: Error Messages
Appendix F: Gotchas
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