March 25, 2003

Puget Sound Technology teaching Postfix Mail Server

HRR writes "Puget Sound Technology is teaching a beginning mail server
administration workshop on Tuesday evening, April 1 in Everett, Wash.
This workshop will cover the basics of the SMTP protocol, and
configuring and maintaining the Postfix server for email.

The open source Postfix is a popular alternative to the widely-used
Sendmail Mail Transfer Agent. It has proven to be a fast, secure,
and easy-to-administer email server. Postfix is freely available for
various Unix systems and is included with many Linux distributions
and BSD flavours.

The three-hour workshop covers the basics of email routing, DNS MX
records, comparisons of popular Mail Transfer Agents (MTA),
troubleshooting SMTP, delivery and retrieval methods, mailbox formats,
anti-relaying and anti-spam techniques, and virtual hosting. It
will also include the Postfix installation, standard configuration,
common Postfix configuration parameters, and general maintenance
of a Postfix mail server.

This introductory course is one of a series of ongoing open source
seminars provided by Puget Sound Technology. Upcoming workshops
include: Linux Networking and IP Tables; Installing Linux;
Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name (DNS) Services; and
Exploring the KDE Graphical Environment.

Seating is limited. For more information or to
register, visit hops/.

About Puget Sound Technology

Puget Sound Technology is an IT technical support, consulting,
training, and outsourcing company that specializes in BSD,
Linux, free software and open source solutions. Located in
the north Seattle, Wash. area, Puget Sound Technology provides
professional planning and designing, implementation, operations,
training, and maintenance services for computer systems and
networks. For more information, please visit"



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