|Subject:||Re: [courier-users] Exchange|
|From:||Scott Taylor (sco...@fidalgo.net)|
|Date:||Jul 27, 2000 8:02:05 pm|
Thank you for all your responses, this is great! It's not so much the installations with the other mail servers. I've gotten Qmail and Postfix installed to where their running. I can ps -aux | grep the names and get responses back. I guess what I really don't understand is adding users and then connecting the client to the server for downloading mail. With Exchange server you install it. Then add users, tell the client what server is the mail server and your done (kinda). My current config (exchange) is an internal domain mail server, it has an isdn connection to our isp and gets internet mail that way. Using Linux I can get the mail server running. Pine works. But how do I add users. Do they have to have local accounts? Working on installing courier now because I liked the idea of everything kinda all in one package. Not sure which pieces for sure that I need with some of the others.
Thanks for your help. Regards, Scott
On Thu, 27 Jul 2000, Scott Taylor wrote:
Hi all, I'm looking for a replacment mailserver for Exchange server 5.0. I've looked at Qmail, Sendmail, Openmail and Postfix
While they are all kinda easy to install (except Openmail) I fail in the configuration terribly. I'm to used to the gui crutch of configuring Exchange server. I've yet to set one of these up and be able to connect to the server from a client machine.
I'm afraid that Courier will probably be a difficult install for you. May be not, but probably. It's not a GUI install; you will not find a lot of UNIX/Linux/BSD non-commercial software with a GUI install, anywhere. The actual install is actually pretty straightforward, the bulk of the job involves tweaking the system configuration after the install.
Here are the installation instructions, from start to finish, step by step:
If you can read that, understand it, and follow the directions, you'll be ok. The only thing that will probably work in your favor is that you're not going to be trying to upgrade an existing server (you'd be rolling in a new server to replace a completely different platform), and thus you do not have the burden to take extreme care to configure a setup that's compatible with your existing mail setup. That does make certain things easier, I suppose, but that's probably be balanced by the fact that you'll be going with a completely different platform that you're not familiar with.
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