Installing Postfix with MySql backend and SASL for SMTP authentication

Postfix is a free and open source mail transfer agent (MTA). It is intended as a fast, easy-to-administer, and secure alternative to the widely-used Sendmail MTA.

Install and configure Postfix

1. Install Postfix and SASL

apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql libsasl2-modules-sql sasl2-bin libsasl2-2 postfix-tls libpam-mysql
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Installing Postfix with MySql backend and TLS

In this tutorial we’ll install a ready to use Postfix mail server with MySql backend for virtual users. Notice that this tutorial only covers installing the SMTP server (not POP3 and IMAP). Click here for a tutorial on installing Courier POP3 and IMAp services.

Once installed and configured, you can easily create your own admin system to modifiy the domains and users because the table structure is very simple.

This tutorial has been tested on Debian etch and lenny

1. Install the Postfix mail server, MySql server and other required packages

apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql sasl2-bin libsasl2-modules mysql-client mysql-server libpam-mysql
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