Welcome to Qmailrocks.org, a comprehensive qmail installation resource. Founded in June of 2003, Qmailrocks.org was put
together to provide a free and open resource for anyone needing
help with the installation and configuration of Dan
Bernstein's qmail MTA and also as an effort to contribute
back to the qmail community. Qmail is an incredibly fast,
stable and secure mail solution suitable for almost any environment.
The qmail installation
documented on this site has it's roots in Dave
Sill's Life With Qmail as well as Matt
Simerson's Qmail toaster, although in total I've pulled ideas
from over 20 qmail related sites. This site documents the installation
of a fully functional qmail server with all sorts of extra software. The end result is a stable mail server that kicks ass! For the complete list of what the QMR installation includes, click here. This installation guide currently supports the installation of qmail on some 8 flavors of Unix and Linux, and more flavors will be added in time. Qmailrocks.org continues to grow and improve because of the generous contributions from devoted qmail fans across the world. This installation guide belongs to you, the visitors, so you are always welcome to make requests, offer suggestions and/or constructive criticism, submit scripts/tutorials/software for possible inclusion in the guide or just donate some free time or money to keep the site going. If you are new to qmail, I encourage you to not only use the installation guide itself, but to also utilize the incredible resources found in the mailing list, list archive, chat forum and IRC chat room. You can keep up
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A successful qmailrocks qmail installation will leave you with the following:
1. Qmail itself
- qmail, ucspi-tcp, daemontools w/enhanced logging.
2. John Simpson's massive qmail patch, which includes (among others) qmailqueue, smtp-auth and TLS smtp encryption.
3. EZmlm - A fast and easy to use mailing list manager that works
4. Autoresponder - Enables auto-responder capabilities on your
5. Vpopmail - Enables virtual e-mail hosting for multiple domains. Available with or without mysql integration.
6. Vqadmin - A web based interface to manage Vpopmail virtual
domains on your qmail server.
7. Maildrop - A server-wide mail filtering tool.
8. Qmailadmin - A web based interface for managing vpopmail virtual
9. Courier-imap/imap-ssl - The popular IMAP/IMAP-SSL server.
10. Squirrelmail - A web based mail client with a boat load of cool plugins available.
11. Clam Antivirus - a virus scanner for all incoming e-mail.
Tied in via qmail-scanner.
13. SpamAssassin - Tied in via Qmail-scanner. A server-wide SPAM
- The alternate queueing mechanism that allows for the use of Clam Anti-virus, Spamassassin and much more.
15. qms-analog - a patch for qmailscanner that allows for extra
options as well as enhanced server stats.
- A qmail log analysis tool, made better by qms-analog. Analyzes qmail logs and then sends
reports via e-mail.
17. q-trap - A domain level word based e-mail filter. The last line of defense against SPAM!
Note: I make
every effort to include the latest versions of all software packages
related to the QMR qmail installation. All packages are current
as of March, 2005. In addition to
the standard Qmailrocks.org qmail installation, additional qmail
tools, utilities, add-ons can be found here.
I have provided detailed installation instructions for most of
the additional qmail tools, utilities and add-ons available on
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