So how do we archive and backup emails with Dovecot? It's actually quite simple, and if I say so myself.. clever :-)
Friday, 11 October 2013
Sunday, 15 September 2013
So I've been doing some experimenting this weekend with the idea of what to do with suspected junk/spam email and whether we should leave it up to the end user to deal with it, or get the server to do something about it. With iRedMail installed, Dovecot, Postfix and Amavis can take care of this for you, to whatever level you wish.
If you want, you could just have suspected email have a special "tag" added to the subject and then your users can use this to create their own rules to do what they want with it. I want to go one step further, I want "tagged" spam mail to automatically get put into the spam folder. This way, users can still check if they want to, but it will keep their main inbox folder clean and tidy.
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Set Up Subdomains with Apache Virtual Hosts
Some people are unaware that the "www" part of the URL is actually a subdomain (http://www.example.com), and can (in theory) point to a different location than http://example.com - it is not advised that you use www as an active sudomain, as most people expect both example.com and www.example.com to have the same content.
This is actually the basis for canonicalisation, but that's another blog post altogether
So how do we set up subdomains using Apache virtual hosts? It's actually very simple, we just need to configure two things, follow this guide for a very simple apache subdomain virtual host example:
Friday, 25 January 2013
I thought it would be prudent to provide a simple and brilliant way to host and serve emails on your VPS. The advantage of the procedure i will be covering means it makes it easy to host websites on a VPS as well.
So, it is possible - and advised by many - to manually set up an email server, here's a quick list of one common and possible collections of applications you will need for an Ubuntu email server:
Saturday, 18 February 2012
ipTables is definitely confusing to begin with, but for an unmanaged VPS server it is a completely necessary part. This ipTables tutorial will not necessarily be as in-depth as some which are available, simply as I don't know as much! However, I will link to any ipTables tutorial which I have used or I think is worthy of a read.
UPDATE: Automatically update your iptables with Spamhaus Drop List of Spam IPs