HowTo: Ubuntu virtual mail host pt. 3
Beat Gmail to the punch
Uncategorized June 24th, 2011

Following on from part 2 of this guide:

Install the maildirmake utility, which is part of the maildrop package.

apt-get install maildrop

Create a group for the virtual mail server, then create a user and add the user to the group:

groupadd vmail
useradd -g vmail vmail

Take a look in your /etc/group file and note the GID number of the vmail group. On fresh server installs, this will probably be 1001. Then take a look in your /etc/passwd file and make a note of the UID of the vmail user.

Now install an IMAP server – we’ll use courier-imap.

apt-get install courier-imap


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