Pro Open Source Mail: Building an Enterprise Mail Solution (Pro)

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (September 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159059598X

Providing the range of mail-related services expected by organizations can be a confusing, daunting process. Pro Open Source Mail: Building an Enterprise Mail Solution presents a comprehensive guide to managing the most important e-mail services, including user administration, mail transfer agents, remote e-mail access, virus protection, spam and e-mail filtering, web-based e-mail, and mailing list maintenance.

Beginning with installation and configuration of the popular server-based operating system Fedora Core, the book outlines the system and network preparation process geared towards running a complete enterprise e-mail system. Subsequent chapters cover installation and configuration of sendmail, the popular POP3/IMAP server Dovecot, and ClamAV and SpamAssassin for virus protection and spam filtering. With a nod to the global e-mail availability now required by many organizations, this book also guides you through configuration of a web-based mail interface, mailing-list software, and advanced security and privacy topics.

About the Author
Curtis Smith is a professional systems and network administrator residing in Westerville, Ohio. His experience includes designing, building, and maintaining open source e-mail and web solutions for an Internet service provider and the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Curtis earned his BA from Ohio State, majoring in philosophy.Curtis is active in local community user and volunteer groups, both technical and nontechnical. He also enjoys photography, camping, canoeing, and hiking when not stuck indoors behind the keyboard.