Postfix on FreeBSD

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Postfix on FreeBSD

Postby mejam » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:39 pm

Dear all,
I have a qmail server build on debian. Its working fine with no issues. I want to switch to Postfix with FreeBSD. I followed qmailrocks for my installation. I take nightly backups of my maildirs and sql databases as i was using mysql for user authantication. I want to have IMAP with postfix on FreeBSD and want to import maildirs and users from my qmail...
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Postby lambda » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:55 pm

first, you need to set up authentication for mysql on postfix, and make sure that authentication works (users can login).
next, make sure they can actually access their email (the maildirs you copied).
finally, make sure all the addresses you've received messages at work. qmail uses "-" for extensions by default, and postfix uses "+"; have you changed that?

all the things you used on linux will work on freebsd -- dovecot, squirrelmail, apache, etc.


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Postby mejam » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:19 pm

Dear lambda,
As i said i want to switch... I have no issues with Qmail but somehow I dont want to continue with it...I will test FreeBSD+mysql+courrier-imap+postfix on a virtual machine...if everything worked i will implement it on a physical machine. I will let you know if further help needed...Can you refer any howto for it....?
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Postby lambda » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:29 pm

no, i don't use postfix with mysql, so i've never read any howto on that subject.

you should use dovecot instead of courier imap.
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Postby mejam » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:32 pm

I have no problems using devcot either but when i will import maildirs from qmail...I just want to make sure that there are no issues with devcot....would those maildirs work with devcot....?
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Postby lambda » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:02 pm

if you have no problems with dovecot, that's because you've investigated it and decided that it will work for you.

if you're asking me if it works with maildirs, you haven't investigated it.

so, which is it?
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Postby mejam » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:05 pm

There was no such thing mentioned like i am asking...but i am asking you for the sake of surity...
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Postby lambda » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:24 pm

all you had to do was type "dovecot" in google, click on the first link, and read dovecot's webpage about what it supports (yes, it supports maildirs).

there was no social or technical hurdle that prevented you from following those steps. all you had to do was have the willingness to learn, and to investigate.

not being able to do the above steps is a symptom of a mental disease, mejam. cure yourself.
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