Setting up your own email server on Linux from scratch is a long and tedious process, a pain in the butt if you are not an advanced user. This tutorial will be showing you how to use iRedMail to quickly set up a full-featured mail server on Ubuntu With iRedMail, you can easily create unlimited mailboxes and unlimited mail domains in a web-based admin panel. The following is a list of open-source software that will be automatically installed and configured by iRedMail.
What is iRedMail?
Step 1: Choose the Right Hosting Provider and Buy a Domain Name
Following will be a few questions for primary configuration so be careful. Full qualified hostname FQDN of the server, eg server1. For more information, see interfaces 5. The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback The primary network interface allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address Organization Preferences 2. Server Settings 3. Folder Defaults 4. General Options 5.
But first, what is PostfixAdmin? Plus, the web-based interface gives you the user-friendliness of a browser window with a UI. PostfixAdmin allows us to use virtual email addresses and virtual mailboxes, so we do not need to create a new system user account for each email address. Considering all of these details, PostfixAdmin is a versatile tool and can be used for almost all of your mailing needs. This tutorial goes quite in-depth and may take some time to configure everything properly. You can do that by entering this command:. Once you are logged in, you should update all of your packages to their latest available versions. Once all the packages are up-to-date, restart your server to apply the configuration changes and ensure that all software is running on their latest versions. PostfixAdmin has the ability to create multiple virtual domains, users and aliases. This saves us the hassle of having to create new system users whenever we need a new email account added.
We did the heavy lifting of putting all the open source components together and applying best practices. Our product does all the major tasks for you. Furthermore we offer professional support to back you up in case you have some problems. You have all personal data on your own hard disk, you can control the email security, inspect transaction log. No other organization can see the content of all messages. Emails are encrypted in transit using TLS if possible.