email solution?

Tony Sequeira tony at
Thu May 20 05:05:21 PDT 2004

On Thu, 20 May 2004 12:47:25 +0100, Declan Moriarty wrote

> Tony Sequeira enlightened us
> > [Fairly long]

> I take it you have a permanent connection? House Lan? Broadband?

Both, a LAN with a couple of servers, a gateway/router and DSL.
> > fetchmail retrieving the familys email from many POP3 mailboxes.
> > gotmail doing the same for the hotmail accounts.
> > I believe there is a yahoo/hotmail POP program out there, maybe I'll
> > use that instead.
> > 
> > Postfix/SPAM Assassin/AmavisD? checks all messages, marks as SPAM,
> > cleans (deviruses?) and delivers to local mailboxes.
> If this doesn't work quickly (spamassassin can be a bitch to set up)
> procmail for local delivery when you want to get clever. Ideally you
> want to sideline spam early on to save bandwidth

Thanks.  I have not really had a problem with the installation of SA
yet?  Frantically hunting for some wood to touch :)
> > Squirrelmail (or similar) for POP/IMAP access, reckon I need
> > Apache/Cyrus/MySQL here from my research.
> Don't follow this. Why? Have you IMAP? Do you need these to support
> hotmail?

I believe that you need Apache to support squirrelmail, same for MySQL.
 I may be wrong.

I want to spam/virus check all mail *before* the wife, kid or I see it,
hence squirrelmail for webmail access and Cyrus for POP/IMAP access. 
Is this not right?  I want to provide a mini webmail/POP/IMAP/ server
environment just like an ISP (for the family members).

> > 
> > Am I on the right track?  
> What's the right track? There are 150 right tracks.

:)), I think "Do What You Like" is among them.

> > I cannot find a howto that covers *exactly*
> > what I want to do, hence this posting. 
> Write one (says he, always quick to give others work) :-)

Heh heh.  Maybe I will, if I remember to keep notes while I'm battling
with some esoteric problem at 02:00 and I have to get up at 05:45 for
> > I'm not asking for a breakdown
> > of how to accomplish my aims, 
> GOOD! :)

On form today eh Declan?

> >just pointers.
> > 
> > Thank you for reading this far, (if you have).

Thanks, see above line.


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