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ignasigarcia 22nd June 2006 11:50

questions from a newbie in a hurry...
 
Hi there!

We are moving our server to another data center after having connectivity problems with the current one. Our servers currently use ispman, but we are very impressed with ispconfig features. However, we haven't used it yet in a production server. We would definetely like to move from ispman to ispconfig, but we cannot make the wrong decission (there is no turning back). We are ready (and urgently need) to start the migration, but we have some questions that need answers, and I hope you guys can help...

1.- We will be using cyrus as imap-pop server. I know ispconfig dev version works with cyrus, and I have done some basic tests. Has anybody had any bad experience or problems with cyrus and ispconfig?

2.- We will be using, beside regular pop3 and imap access, squirrelmail for webmail access. I've read people having problems with user@www.domain.org instead of user@domain.org accounts. I've checked /etc/virtusertable and both entries are included. It seems confusing. What's the deal on this?

3.- It looks like ispconfig uses spamassassin and clamav but no amavisd. I have been using amavisd for virus and spam checks with clamav and spamassassin. Is ispconfig's approach better than using amavisd?

4.- clamav and spamassassin are included in ispconfig. The moment there is a new release of these programs, can we update them, or do we have to wait for a new release of ispconfig?

5.- An finally, is there a way to do simple email distribution lists, like emails sent to sales@domain.org that are distributed to several accounts in that domain? I've been browsing the menus and haven't found anything like that...

Thanks very much in advance

Ignacio

erk 22nd June 2006 12:29

I can't answer all of your questions but I will give the ones that I know something about a go.

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Originally Posted by ignasigarcia
3.- It looks like ispconfig uses spamassassin and clamav but no amavisd. I have been using amavisd for virus and spam checks with clamav and spamassassin. Is ispconfig's approach better than using amavisd?

Using amavisd-new with SA and ClamAV is fine but not easily configured on a per user basis. In ISPConfig each user can manage SPAM/Visus/Scan settings.

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Originally Posted by ignasigarcia
4.- clamav and spamassassin are included in ispconfig. The moment there is a new release of these programs, can we update them, or do we have to wait for a new release of ispconfig?

It is possible to update them manually when there is a new release. It is not automated but not all too difficult. I think Till posted an answer to that question in the forum but I cant seem to find it just now.
You will find SA and ClamAV under /home/admispconfig/ispconfig/tools/

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Originally Posted by ignasigarcia
5.- An finally, is there a way to do simple email distribution lists, like emails sent to sales@domain.org that are distributed to several accounts in that domain? I've been browsing the menus and haven't found anything like that...

The simple thing to do in ISPC is to set up an account with the address sales@your.tld and set a forward for this account containing the recipients you need.
Pure aliases without creating an account is not supported.


//Erk

falko 23rd June 2006 00:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by ignasigarcia
2.- We will be using, beside regular pop3 and imap access, squirrelmail for webmail access. I've read people having problems with user@www.domain.org instead of user@domain.org accounts. I've checked /etc/virtusertable and both entries are included. It seems confusing. What's the deal on this?

If you have a user someuser and a web site www.example.com with the Co-Domain example.com, then ISPConfig configures the email addresses someuser@www.example.com and someuser@example.com. Normally you'd only use the latter, but there are cases where customers want to have email addresses of the first form.
You can disable this by setting any Co-Domain/main domain of the web site to "External Mailserver". Then the respective email addresses will not be written to /etc/postfix/virtusertable.


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