© 2002

The qmail Handbook

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Dave Sill
    Pages 1-25
  3. Dave Sill
    Pages 27-91
  4. Dave Sill
    Pages 93-119
  5. Dave Sill
    Pages 121-157
  6. Dave Sill
    Pages 159-198
  7. Dave Sill
    Pages 199-223
  8. Dave Sill
    Pages 225-284
  9. Dave Sill
    Pages 285-294
  10. Dave Sill
    Pages 295-326
  11. Dave Sill
    Pages 327-374
  12. Dave Sill
    Pages 375-389
  13. Dave Sill
    Pages 391-415
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 417-492

About this book


The qmail Handbook is designed to guide system and mail administrators of all skill levels through the installation, configuration, and maintenance of the qmail server. Author Dave Sill, a longtime qmail user, system administrator, and technical support agent (as well as the author of the popular online tutorial "Life with qmail”), provides you with the practical tools to work with this popular mail server.

Sill begins with a discussion of qmails architecture and features, and then delves into a thorough investigation of the installation and configuration processes. You'll learn how to install qmail on several operating systems, and gain valuable insight into proper configuartion, testing procedures, and performance tuning. You'll also learn how to administer users and mail, install filters, and oversee daily qmail operation and maintenance. Throughout, Sill focuses on topics essential to all mail administrators, elaborating on such subjects as configuring mailing list managers, controlling spam, secure networking, scanning for viruses, hosting virtual domains and users, and creating dial-up clients.


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About the authors

Dave Sill is a professional system administrator and technical support engineer with more than 15 years of experience. He's been using qmail since its first public release in 1996, and he's the author of the popular online qmail guide titled "Life with qmail". He's also an active contributor to online qmail support groups, including the qmail mailing list and Usenet newsgroup.

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