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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
THIS BOOK DOCUMENTS HOW to install, configure, and use qmail. It will be most bene ficial to system, network, and mail administrators, but it will also be helpful to users who want to read and send e-mail more effectively. What Can VOU Expect to Learn from This Book? You can expect to learn the following: What qmail is, what it can da, and what it cant da How to in stall and configure a basic qmail server, including various sup port utilities How to use qmail as a regular user: controlling the disposition of incoming messages, formatting outgoing messages, and working with mailboxes in multiple formats How to manage a qmail server: setting up aliases, users, virtual domains, and mailing lists; troubleshooting; performance tuning; and controlling junk mail and other abuse How qmail works: not just what it does, but how it da es it Organization Chapter 1, "Introducing qmail," describes qmail and its features. Read it ifyou're not sure exactly what qmail is or what it can do for you. It also describes the over all organization of the qmail suite, compares qmail to other Unix mailers, and lists other sources of qmail information and support. Chapter 2, "Installing qmail," describes step-by-step the installation of qmail on a wide range of operating system distributions, including commercial Unix variants, Linux, and various Berkeley Software Distributions (BSDs). Chapter 3, "Configuring qmail: The Basics," shows how to configure qmail for a variety of basic functions."
Sill's book guides the reader through every step of the process in setting up and running a qmail server.
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.