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HowtoForge: Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL

[ Thanks to Falko
Timme
for this link. ]

“This document describes how to install a mail server based on
Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and
domains that are in a MySQL database. I’ll also demonstrate the
installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3,
Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same
MySQL database Postfix uses.

“The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS
and quota (quota is not built into Postfix by default, I’ll show
how to patch your Postfix appropriately). Passwords are stored in
encrypted form in the database (most documents I found were dealing
with plain text passwords which is a security risk). In addition to
that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd,
SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and
viruses…”

Complete
Story

Related Story:
HowtoForge:
Virtual Hosting with Postfix [Parts One and Two]
(Apr 26,
2005)