Topic: Amazing experience for a NOOB in Linux email systems
==== REQUIRED BASIC INFO OF YOUR IREDMAIL SERVER ====
- iRedMail version (check /etc/iredmail-release): 1.1 MARIADB edition
- Deployed with iRedMail Easy or the downloadable installer? downloadable installer
- Linux/BSD distribution name and version: Ubuntu 18
- Store mail accounts in which backend (LDAP/MySQL/PGSQL): MariaDb (MySQL)
- Web server (Apache or Nginx): Nginx
- Manage mail accounts with iRedAdmin-Pro? No
- [IMPORTANT] Related original log or error message is required if you're experiencing an issue.
Out of curiosity during the COVID-19 isolation (not sic, just not going to work) i rented a VPS and searched for a few email solutions to test, having no experience with email systems on Linux.
Among the identified solution I chosed iRedMail as my first candidate and within 2 days (a few hours of real work) i got the following done :
installation (very intuitive)
configuration of first domain
SSL using lets-encrypt cert-bot (went off instructions here by using certbot for configuration as well )
SPF, DKIM and DMARC all working
tested gmail -> domain and reverse without issues
tested Thunderbird (after adding auto-config)
created and tested alias and forwarder in DB
modified nginx so it wont redirect all access to roundcube
added second domain in iRedmail, creating user and testing with gmail
added alias in domain2 and forward from alias to domain1 mailbox
modified nginx to accommodate a second domain, but being able to access email server using domain2.tld/mail
At the moment the only thing I want to try is a catch-all account for yet another new domain
Honestly it's the first time when using opensource software that i joined the forums just out of curiosity and not for support
A few thing to keep in mind about my story :
this is just a test not a real case use scenario so the number of users is extremely small and almost no traffic
this ease of installation and config was so amazing that i'm thinking of trying in an offline environment ( after i get a ldap Linux server)
although I don't have experience with Linux email or ldap systems I do have 10+ years of experience as a M$ sysadmin and a little comfort in using Linux (terminal)
Thanks for the experience.
L.E. Catch-all configuration went smooth like butter. Amazing work
Curious about the proadmin, pity there is no demo version (i've found a tweet that at some point there was a 10 user version, that would be amazing)
----Spider Email Archiver: On-Premises, lightweight email archiving software developed by iRedMail team. Stable release is out.