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Email Server Setup

Discussion in 'Server Configuration and Hosting' started by eberkund, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    I know a lot of you guys are running your own VPSs so hopefully someone here knows what the issue I'm having is.

    I have a VPS on Digital Ocean and running a fresh Ubuntu LAMP installation. I used these three tutorials to setup an email server with Postfix, Dovecot, ViMbAdmin, RoundCube:
    I went through the tutorials mostly without problems and everything seems to be working properly. I can login to ViMbAdmin and created a test email account for my domain which I can login to with RoundCube. However the problem I am having is that I cannot login to the same email account with Thunderbird and I cannot sucessfully send or receive emails through RoundCube.

    Does anyone have any idea what things I could check that might be causing me problems?
  2. karlgray

    karlgray Member

    What error message do you get from Thunderbird? If it is a connection error then check that the firewall ports are open for 25,110,143,465,587,995.

    There are so many possibilities and without more info it would be hard to diagnose; Have you checked the mailserver logs. These are usually in /var/log/maillog but may be in a different location on Ubuntu. Sorry I am a Centos/Redhat guy.
    Check that your courier imap, dovecot or which ever mail daemon you are using is listening on the internet visible IP and not
  3. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  4. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Thanks, I ending up getting it working with VimbAdmin but I am trying out better alternatives
  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  6. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    @RoldanLT I think I saw you in DO's MiaB Tutorial :D
  7. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Yeah, same username :D
  8. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Does MiaB support multiple users suitable for giving clients access?

    I like that it supports DKIM and SPF, how does that work? Do you need to setup DNS?
  9. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Yes, even multiple domain is supported.
  10. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member


    "Mail-in-a-Box is designed to handle SMTP, IMAP/POP, spam filtering, webmail, and even DNS as part of its all-in-one solution. Since the server itself is handling your DNS, you'll get an off-the-shelf DNS solution optimized for mail."


    Cool, I will setup a demo to play with :)
  11. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  12. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Spin a new droplet on DO and you'll have a MiaB running after 20 minutes :)
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  13. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    It is a little memory heavy compared to other solutions, but I think that is just because spam filtering comes preconfigured
  14. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Are you running MiaB on its own separate VPS or are you running your website on the same one? I ask because sometimes it can be troublesome to manually edit files when you are using a control panel.
  15. Sheratan

    Sheratan Well-Known Member

    Im running dovecot-exim with tls in debian 7. It's not really easy if this is your first vps.

    As side note, I never successfully setup a change password option in roundcube. :D
  16. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    Dovecot, Postfix, PostFixAdmin,Roundcube.. works rather well is configured for virtual users and virtual domains.
    Running on a CentOS box.

    BTW, @Sheratan, @TJA has it working on his setup. Not going to comment on the new works I learned though.:whistle:
  17. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    That's what I have running right now, except VimbAdmin instead of PostFixAdmin. It is alright but I like how MiaB takes care of DKIM and SPF for me.
  18. eva2000

    eva2000 Well-Known Member

    MattW and eberkund like this.
  19. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Separate Ubuntu VPS.
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  20. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Cool, thanks

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