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Re: [Phpgroupware-users] Setting up local mail delivery

From: Dave Hall
Subject: Re: [Phpgroupware-users] Setting up local mail delivery
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 23:30:22 +1000

On Mon, 2005-06-13 at 07:57 -0500, Chris Weiss wrote:

<snip />

> "apt-get install postfix"  done.  It comes by default in most distro
> already setup to accept smtp and deliver localy.

Pity apt and the deb package format doesn't ;)

> > 
> > > IIRC, for php mail() to deliver, you still need an MTA server process
> > > running unless you suid the sendmail binary. (can you say "security
> > > hole"?)  I'd bet your MTA server process will incur minimal overhead
> > > to enable it's port 25.
> > 
> > Actually, postfix is already enabled for local delivery by default and other
> > applications have no problem sending email as they send it all locally, 
> > phpgw
> > does have a problem. It seems that all that is necessary is to configured
> > postfix to accept the "local" connection from phpgw.
> > 
> if postfix is on the same box as your mail server then it is "local",
> unless you've firewalled it or added/removed some default setting from
> postfix.
> I think the issue is that you are over-estimating what it takes to run
> SMTP, and imap/pop3 for that matter.  Delivering and serving email to
> system users is blindingly simple on modern linux distros, even with a
> learning curve I'd give it 30 minutes tops.  However, rewritting phpgw
> to do something that only you want to do could take hours and a much
> larger learning curve, and you only want to do it because you are
> scared(?) of learning how to enable smtp.

Alternative, you could get someone to host your phpGW install and take
care of the mail too.  Then there is very little learning or worry
involved.  Email me off list if you are interested.


Dave Hall (aka skwashd)
API Coordinator
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