postfix setup

Discussion in 'General' started by provell, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. provell

    provell New Member

    Hi everyone,

    As I'm planning on upgrading my server(debian/sarge), I thought it would be
    a good idea to learn more about postfix incase I get any question about it
    during my upgrade. After doing a lot of reading and some video training, I checked out my ISPconfig's servers configuration.
    Unfortunatly I could not figure out how it was configured.

    Yes, there is an excelent "perfect debian setup" that shows how to set it up, but when I look at the directory's I found all sorts of configurations.
    Maildir, and in /var/spool/mail there are all the files that hold the mail:confused:

    The "perfect debian setup" also speaks about ispconfig's installation doing the work with procmail.

    As you can see I'm no expert:eek:
    Is there a thread on this forum or some article to read that I missed that explains this?

    Any help would be appreaciated, thaks in advance:).

    Rgds Edo
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    The main Postfix configuration is in /etc/postfix/ and /etc/postfix/
    In the users' homedirs there's a .forward file which makes each mail go to procmail (this happens after Postfix has processed the mails). The procmail recipes are located in each user's homedir as well.
  3. provell

    provell New Member


    Oke thanks for the explanation;).
    That makes things a lot clearer.

    Just one question though.
    I'm planning on upgrading debian/sarge to debian/etch.
    And I'm still running ISPconfig version 2.2.11.
    There have been upgrades in the mean time of ISPconfig that support probably more etch than sarge.

    Would it be best to ?

    A. Upgrade sarge to etch, than upgrade ISPconfig to the latest version.


    B. Upgrade ISPconfig to the latest version, than upgrade sarge to etch.

    Don't want to screw things up, you can emagine.
    It has been running perfectly so far.

    Anyway thanks in advance for your anwser:).

    Rgds Edo
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I would do the operating system upgrade first and then do the update of ispconfig. But the other way around should work as well.
  5. provell

    provell New Member


    That was what I was thinking to.
    Thanks for the advice, I will do that:).

    Rgds Edo

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