smtp+pop3+imap+tls+webmail+anti spam+anti virus

Preston Hagar prestonh at
Fri Nov 13 22:21:57 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 3:55 PM, Eugeneapolinary Ju
<eugeneapolinary81 at> wrote:
> hi!
> does anyone has a good howto, docs how to set up an smtp, pop3, imap server, with webmail, and has anti virus solution, and even spam filtering? :D [plus secure connection for the clients :D ]
> wich softwares are the best for this? [e.g.: "vsftpd is the most secure ftp server"..]
> users would be from /etc/passwd [so not virtual users]
> thank you!
> p.s.: I've already googled :( :\

Here is a decent basic Postfix setup:

Here is a good guide to spam filtering with Postfix (although it may
be a little out dated)

Generally, here are my recommendations for your requests.  You usually
can just google "ubuntu <program name>" and find decent guides for
most of them.  I understand though that without know what the <program
name> should be, it can be difficult.

First, start with Postfix

For pop3/IMAP both courier and dovecot have their strengths and
weaknesses.  I have always used courier, but like dovecot.  To me it
is pretty much a 50/50 toss up, although I am sure there are others
who would differ.  I would just pick one that you can find a guide for
and go with it.  I think the first link above has a courier guide in


I am currently using roundcube:  It has its
shortcomings, but I tend to like it better overall than Squirrelmail.

Antivirus/Spam filtering:  amavis with clamav and spamassassin

smtp auth:

Honestly I haven't gone through all of these guides, but they should
get you going at least.


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