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An Introduction to Qmailby Dave Sill
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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 Introducing qmail Installing qmail Configuring qmail: The Basics Using qmail Managing qmail Troubleshooting qmail Configuring qmail: Advanced Options Controlling Junk Mail Managing Mailing Lists Serving Mailboxes Hosting Virtual Domain and Users Understanding Advanced Topics
The "qmail Handbook" guides system and mail administrators of all skill levels through installing, configuring, and maintaining the qmail server.This definitive guide begins with a discussion of qmail's history, architecture, and features and then goes into a thorough investigation of the installation and configuration process.
qmail is used by hundreds of ISPs and thousands of other sites, including Hotmail since 1997, which has over 30 million users. qmail is popular because of its security, reliability, speed, low memory use, user-controlled mailing lists, straightforward administration, and much more An Introduction to qmail is designed to guide system and mail administrators of all levels of experience through the installation, configuration, and maintenance of a qmail server. Dave Sill's background as a long-time qmail user, system administrator, and technical support agent gives hm the ability to address a wide audience. He also wrote Life with qmail, a qmail guide published on the Web. See http://www.lifewithqmail.org. Sill's book guides the reader through every step of the process in setting up and running a qmail server. Assistance is provided for making the various decisions that must be made throughout the process. Advanced topics such as mailing list managers, controlling spam, mailbox services, secure networking, troubleshooting, and performance tuning, are also covered. Sill also discusses qmail's features, history, and competition.
Sill's book guides the reader through every step of the process in setting up and running a qmail server.
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