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    Question 8.04 Server - Mail Server problem

    I've searched the forum, found a couple of tutorials on how to build a mail server but none of them work for me. I might be doing something wrong so I want to find out what.

    Ubuntu Server 8.04 with two NICs:
    WAN interface IP 84.255.233.198 (connected to my VDSL modem, this IP is visible to the outside world with the domain name fejker.net)
    LAN interface IP 192.168.0.1 (connected to my WiFi access point providing internet access through the WAN interface for clients)

    On the same box I have DHCP configured, Apache with PHP+MySQL, Samba is OK, FTP is OK, SSH works, so that part of the setup is OK.

    I have some questions about the hosts and hostname files.

    My /etc/hosts file:
    Code:
    127.0.0.1 localhost localhost
    192.168.0.1 mail.fejker.net fejker-server
    My /etchostname file:
    Code:
    mail.fejker.net
    Domain is setup like this:
    fejker.net (G) A 84.255.233.198
    fejker.net (G) MX 10:mail.fejker.net
    ftp.fejker.net (G) A 84.255.233.198
    irc.fejker.net (G) A 84.255.233.198
    mail.fejker.net (G) A 84.255.233.198
    www.fejker.net (G) A 84.255.233.198

    I don't understand completely how I should set this things up so please clarify a couple of things for me. I just switched from Windows Server 2003 to Linux and setting up a mail server under Windows was easy as pie.

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    Re: 8.04 Server - Mail Server problem

    Did you read the Ubuntu Server Guide?

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    Re: 8.04 Server - Mail Server problem

    Well if you want to go through all this fine, but I quit doing all this and just install Zimbra. One package and it's up and running. I hear Citadel is also pretty good but I have no experience with it.

    Trying to build a mail server from scratch is too time consuming for me. I am a consultant and time is money. Of course YMMV and I can point you to some good tutorials if you still want to go that route.

    -Tim
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    Hard to find and obsolete PC and server parts. "If we can't find it, it probably doesn't exist"

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    Re: 8.04 Server - Mail Server problem

    cviniciusm: That was the first thing I did.

    windependence: wget-ing the zimbra tgz for Ubuntu 6.06 right now (hope it installs OK since I'm using 8.04). They don't have any tutorials for compiling the source for 8.04.

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    Re: 8.04 Server - Mail Server problem

    Hello,

    I read about Zimbra and Citadel.

    But, neither has Ubuntu/Debian support, right?

    I prefer an app that lives on repositories because of ease installation, update and less time consuming to maintain it.

    I installed eGroupWare with no problem.


    Regards,
    cviniciusm.

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    Re: 8.04 Server - Mail Server problem

    Actualy Zimbra is supported on Dapper. It works quite well.

    -Tim
    www.pcchopshop.net

    Hard to find and obsolete PC and server parts. "If we can't find it, it probably doesn't exist"

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    Re: 8.04 Server - Mail Server problem

    OK, no love with Zimbra. Trying to compile it from source gets interrupted with a message that one of the packets is missing ... I try to install the Ubuntu similar package but it still quits with an error that libgmp3 is missing (I installed libgmp3c2 since libgmp3 is not supported in 8.04).

    What tutorials other than the Ubuntu official server tutorial can I take to setup postfix and dovecot or any other services for mail? With the Ubuntu tutorial my e-mails get queued in postfix but I can't retrieve them with a mail client such as Thunderbird - the message is that there are no new e-mails.

    There is a link missing somewhere and I can't figure it out.

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