Install email server on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by WouterDS, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. WouterDS

    WouterDS New Member


    I have tried to install this countless times with countless different tuts but I always fail somewhere. Could someone please help me and guide me installing an email service which supports IMAP(s) for Ubuntu 10.04?

    I've wasted over 20 hours trying to do this and somehow I always fail and end up with removing all the packages one by one because something is not working.

    Best Regards,
  2. kwickcut

    kwickcut Member HowtoForge Supporter

  3. WouterDS

    WouterDS New Member

    Yes I have tried that one as well but without any luck.
    I will create screenshots of every step and post them here because I'm pretty sure I'll fail again lol.

    Edit 1:
    I think it's the hostname which is causing me problems. I don't know what hostname I should pick, atm the hostname of the server is But I run multiple sites on it so it's not really correct. Anyone who can give me advice how you would pick a hostname? Can I just use server1 like in the tutorial?

    Edit 2: Anyone who can recommend a guide with postfix, mysql & dovecot for ubuntu 10.04?
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Don't just use a domain (like, use a hostname (like Make sure exists in DNS.
  5. WouterDS

    WouterDS New Member

  6. WouterDS

    WouterDS New Member

    This fixed it for me!
    Finally, after many failed attempts it's working!
  7. kwickcut

    kwickcut Member HowtoForge Supporter

    congrats glad its working

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