This article describes how to install a postfix mail server with no extras or optimization. It's intended only for users who are experienced administrators or who just want a basic mail server installed for a single purpose like sending email alerts from another service.
A barebones article is intended for users who just want to get a software package up and running with the default options and no frills. It's best used by either experienced Linux administrators or users needing to get a package installed to satisfy a prerequisite without going through extensive customization. Most users are advised to use the more in-depth tutorials found elsewhere in the Slicehost articles repository so they can better learn the software they are implementing.
For a more comprehensive survey of this topic, check the links in the "Further reading" section at the end of the article.
The barebones apache installation articles cover the following topics:
- Installing postfix
- Adding iptables rules for postfix (optional)
- Starting and stopping postfix
- Starting postfix at boot time
- Log files
- Configuration files
- DNS modifications
- The Spamhaus policy block list
To access the barebones postfix install article that corresponds to the Linux distribution running on your slice, click the appropriate link below:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Barebones postfix install for RHEL
For more in-depth tutorials on postfix and on accessing email postfix receives, you should visit Slicehost's Email article repository.
- -- Jered