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CS 312 Linux System Administration 14: Services: Email Lance Albertson OSU Picture © Greg Keene used under CC SA 3.0 license
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Today's Objectives Email service How it works Configuration Postfix Planning DNS Caching vs. Authoritative
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Email: System Components Mail User Agent (MUA) Mail Transport Agent (MTA) Delivery Agent (MDA) Access Agent (MAA)
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Email: System Components
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Transport Agents Accept mail form user agent Postfix Sendmail Highly configurable, steep learning curve Others Exim – Similar to Postfix Qmail – Logging is horrid, but some people like it
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procmail – great filtering maildrop – newer procmail-like mail.local Message Stores mbox – one large file, locking problems maildir – one file per message, great for IMAP
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Anatomy of a Mail Message Envelope Destination email address Headers Record of variety of important information Great for tracking down problems Body of the message
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MTA Log Files Track emails via queue ID Look something like: 03CE18819A Tracking via message ID Informational fields to, from, status, relay, etc Log files differ between each MTA
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Configuring Postfix /etc/postfix main.cf – main config file master.cf – postfix process config file /etc/aliases – local email forwarding Set to relay email to central MTA relayhost = [smtp.osuosl.org] myorigin = osuosl.org /etc/aliases -- root: foo@gmail.com
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Sendmail Config files created via m4 Makefile Always edit the .mc files not the .cf files Remember to rebuild .cf files with make Extremely configurable
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2009 for the course CS 312 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Oregon State.

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