A mailserver with Postfix & Dovecot

Posted on gennaio 03, 2018 in Sys • 1 min read

I'm doing a migration from an old-proprietary-stupid mailserver to Postfix, Dovecot, Spamassassin and Clavam antivirus etc etc. Sometimes internet is full of informations, sometimes internet give me some tips and sometimes - apparentely - no one is having my problems. 

On my wiki notes I wrote a guide - step by step - useful to configure, in a real working environment, a mail server with these features:

  • Postfix & Dovecot as MTA/MDA with TLS/SASL and IMAP/POP3/SMTP
  • Postfix manage RBL, Black List, DNSBL and header check
  • Postgrey manage greylisting
  • Spamassassin for filter spam
  • Clamav as antivirus
  • Sieve for filtering email messages
  • Postfixadmin as web-based front end for Postfix (with a mysql database & nginx)
  • Roundcube as web-based IMAP email client

SPF and firewall configuration are not treated. These notes contains also a working and valid solution to send encrypted mail to external mail server, like gmail/google, with trusted TLS certificate. Oh yes, Google view your email as encrypted & safe mail and you've a lock :):

postfix/smtp[15887]: Trusted TLS connection established to gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[64.233.166.27]:25:TLSv1.2 with
cipher ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 (128/128 bits)

postfix/smtp[15887]: E55BDFFA63: to=<test.test@gmail.com>, relay=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[64.233.166.27]:25, delay=0.59,
delays=0.06/0.02/0.28/0.23, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1516632052 n107si12756789wrb.247 - gsmtp)

It'll be aways a "work in progress page"!