ISPConfig as Mail server

Discussion in 'General' started by cybereatl, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Hi folks,

    I got a general question, this days am planning to install Zimbra http://www.zimbra.com/community/downloads.html mail server to manage email services only, this is due to Godaddy email services which blocks any email who has sent spam in the past including ip addresses from ISP which means that many people can be block just for one person who did spam.

    The purpose it's create mail records to point to my server, just for mail, am installing Fedore Core 7.

    Now the questions, ISPConfig can be used as mail server only?

    What records should I add to my IP address to route mail?

    Thank you for your advise.

    Regards :rolleyes:
     
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Yes. But not together with zimbra on the same server as they use different ways to configure mail accounts and you will have to do the complete perfect setup with apache etc. first and disable the unneeded services after you installed ISPConfig.

    Another possibility is to have a look at the upcoming ISPConfig 3, the mailserver part of ISPCOnfig 3 is already fairly stable and brings some nice features. I use it for one of my mail servers already. There will be a new pre release in a few days thats much better then the current alpha 3.
     
  3. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Thank you for your reply Till,

    Am processign the perfect fedora core 7 installation and I was having some issues with the system so I got a new hard drive and install Fedora 7, and now it's presenting this error starting named:

    [[email protected] ~]# /etc/init.d/named on
    Locating /var/named/chroot//etc/named.conf failed.
    I can't find any configuration file. You can create it by system-config-bind
    or install caching-nameserver.
    [FAILED]
    [[email protected] ~]#

    Also I've did:

    [[email protected] ~]# updatedb
    [[email protected] ~]# locate named.conf
    /etc/dbus-1/system.d/named.conf
    /usr/share/doc/bind-9.4.2/sample/etc/named.conf
    /usr/share/logwatch/default.conf/services/named.conf
    /usr/share/man/man5/named.conf.5.gz

    After that I did:
    [[email protected] ~]# gedit /var/named/chroot/etc/named.conf
    and the file it's empty

    Then I've did:

    [[email protected] ~]# ls -ls /var/named/chroot
    total 12
    4 drwxr-x--- 2 root named 4096 2008-01-25 09:59 dev
    4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root named 4096 2008-01-25 09:59 etc
    4 drwxr-xr-x 5 root named 4096 2008-01-25 09:59 var

    So far..... no luck.... any hints?? :(

    Txs :rolleyes:
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Do you plan to host your own DNS records, or are they managed by someone else (e.g. your domain registrar)? In the latter case you don't need to start BIND.
     
  5. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Hi Falko, long time no see, wish you success for 2008 !!!

    In fact, am using my registrant service wich allows me to install several websites in my hosting account just adding a domain and creating a folder on the server space hired, but I got issues with emails, becuase Godaddy's email service blocks anyone who has sent spam and at the end I can't receive too many emails, also web interface it's very heavy.

    I'll use it only for email purposes, also want to know what records needs to be added on server to point email records.

    Thx for your help :)
     
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    For email, you need a A-record for the servers hostname and MX records for the mail domains.
     
  7. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Ok, I did not configure Bind, I went to install and I got this:

    /usr/bin/make
    OK

    ########## lex ##########

    which: no lex in (/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/sbin:/root/bin:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/libexec)
    ERROR: flex not found!
    [[email protected] install_ispconfig]#

    Any ideas?? :eek:
     
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    What do you think that this error means ;) The software package named "flex" is missing. Please install the flex package from your linux distribution.

    By the way, if you follow the perfect setup guide, you will circumvent all theese problems as the guide describes the installation of all packages needed by ispconfig.
     
  9. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Hi till,

    I know it was a silly question, but for some reason I need it to reboot in order to yum -y install flex will run, also on Add/Remove programs was not shown....

    One more question, since am going to use it for mail purposes and bind was not configured what should I type on domain ??

    Am trying with ip address 192.168.1.111 and comes out "unable to reach host" and get back to ask for those details, only goes thru when I type:

    localhost
    localdomain

    but at the end of install shows http://localhost.localdomain:81 :eek:

    As you can see, I mess up somewhere....

    Thanks for the hints.

    Regards,
     
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    Code:
    ifconfig
    ? What's in /etc/hosts?
     
  11. bigben

    bigben New Member

    mail only

    As I'm planing to reinstall my old mail server I tried ISPConfig, but I found something not very nice:
    If I got it right, all emails accoutn have to start with web1_ or web2_ ... and before my users have firstname.lastname accounts, so it will be too much work... I'd like to keep the same user names, is there a way to do that with ISPConfig?

    Sorry, for this post, I found it right now: in Administration>Server>Parameters>ISP Management>User Prefix
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2008
  12. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Am trying to bring my system back on line, for some reason after installing ISPConfig and trying log in to admin, system wont came up after all...

    I'll let you guys know once my system get back in track
     
  13. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Hello Again,

    I just reload my system and am having some problems with quota:

    [[email protected] admin]# touch /aquota.user /aquota.group
    [[email protected] admin]# chmod 600 /aquota.*
    [[email protected] admin]# mount -o remount /
    [[email protected] admin]# quotacheck -avugm
    bash: quotacheck: command not found

    I've did:
    [[email protected] admin]# yum -y install quota
    fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
    updates 100% |=========================| 2.3 kB 00:00
    primary.sqlite.bz2 100% |=========================| 2.3 MB 00:03
    Setting up Install Process
    Parsing package install arguments
    Package quota - 1:3.14-1.fc7.i386 is already installed.
    Nothing to do

    Also here is content of fstab:

    /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults,usrquota,grpquota 1 1
    LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
    tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0


    Any ideas will be appreciated!!

    Regards, :eek:
     
  14. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Try
    Code:
    /sbin/quotacheck -avugm
    or log in as root directly.
     
  15. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Thanks Falko,

    I've forgot doing it over root user.

    Am installing ISPConfig, let's see how it goes. ;)
     
  16. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    Ok, after installing my system again, finally I've ISPConfig running, here is an screenshot:

    BIND is offline for being used as email server only, now my next question what should I add to my domain name in godaddy's to point to my ISPConfig?

    Thank you :)
     

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  17. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    If you only want to use your server as mailserver, create a DNS A-Record for the hostname of your server pointing to the IP address of the server and then create a MX record for your domain pointing to ths hostname of the server.
     
  18. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    hello, again... this ISPConfig now it's not loading access window, just stay like were loading but never gets there.... seems like an startX bug, but I've tried in another computer thinking maybe was a video problem, but I've tried on a different server and error repeats...

    By the way on previous post some one mention about user prefix web[WEBID]_ how's to change to user email address??

    Any ideas??

    Thanks :eek:
     
  19. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Any errors in the error log in /root/ispconfig/httpd/logs?
     
  20. cybereatl

    cybereatl Member

    here is the error log:

    [Tue Mar 4 17:10:14 2008] [notice] Apache configured -- resuming normal operations
    [Tue Mar 4 17:10:14 2008] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
    [Tue Mar 4 17:13:45 2008] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
    [Tue Mar 4 17:16:57 2008] [notice] Apache configured -- resuming normal operations
    [Tue Mar 4 17:16:57 2008] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
    [Tue Mar 4 19:02:09 2008] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
    [Tue Mar 4 19:03:35 2008] [notice] Apache configured -- resuming normal operations
    [Tue Mar 4 19:03:36 2008] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)
    [Wed Mar 5 09:43:03 2008] [error] [client 200.122.134.129] Invalid method in request \\x16\\x03\\x01
    [Wed Mar 5 09:57:38 2008] [error] [client 200.122.134.129] Invalid method in request \\x16\\x03\\x01
    [Wed Mar 5 10:00:21 2008] [error] [client 200.122.134.129] Invalid method in request \\x16\\x03\\x01
    [Wed Mar 5 10:07:12 2008] [error] [client 200.122.134.129] Invalid method in request \\x16\\x03\\x01
    [Wed Mar 5 11:15:52 2008] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
    [Wed Mar 5 11:17:18 2008] [notice] Apache configured -- resuming normal operations
    [Wed Mar 5 11:17:18 2008] [notice] Accept mutex: sysvsem (Default: sysvsem)

    Thank you ;)
     

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