June 16, 2007

Set up your own Email Server using Qmail

Duane Moraes writes "Specialist IT Publisher Packt has today announced the release of its new book on Qmail. Written by experienced author Kyle Wheeler, Qmail Quickstarter is a fast-paced and easy-to-follow guide that gets a Qmail mail server up and running quickly.

Qmail is a secure, reliable, efficient and simple message transfer agent. It is designed for typical Internet-connected UNIX hosts. Qmail is the second most common SMTP server on the Internet, and has by far the fastest growth of any SMTP server. Qmail's straight-paper-path philosophy guarantees that a message, once accepted into the system, will never be lost. Qmail also optionally supports maildir, a new, super-reliable user mailbox format.

Such is Qmail’s popularity and status a number of large, global websites are now using it, including USA.net’s outgoing e-mail, Yahoo! Mail and Groups, Rediffmail.com and PayPal/Confinity to name but a few. Therefore, the release of Qmail Quickstarter comes at a convenient time.

Targeted at System Administrators familiar with Linux/UNIX and DNS servers who need to set up Qmail, the book gives practical examples that can be used right away. The basics behind every example are clearly explained and the concise nature of Wheeler’s writing style makes it extremely easy to work through.

Following a necessary introduction to Qmail, the book discusses advanced features, like hosting multiple domains, in detail. By bringing together material that might take days to find online this book will be a real timesaver for SysAdmins.

Qmail Quickstarter: Install, Set up, and Run your own Email Server is published by Packt and is out now. For more information, please visit www.PacktPub.com/Qmail/book"

Link: packtpub.com

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