I've decided I want to go down the route of using NginX with php-fpm. I've deided to use this with Debian as is seems more simple to use. Being a linux newbie is a bit of a learning curve. But I've found a really good how to here: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-s....0-with-bind-dovecot-and-nginx-ispconfig-3-p4 As I'm going to be using google Aps for any email I think i need to tweak the steps as follows: Step 10: what the guide says Code: Code: apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql postfix-doc mysql-client mysql-server openssl getmail4 rkhunter binutils dovecot-imapd dovecot-pop3d sudo What I think I should do Code: Code: apt-get install postfix postfix-mysql postfix-doc mysql-client mysql-server openssl rkhunter binutils sudo Step 11: what the guide says Code: Code: apt-get install amavisd-new spamassassin clamav clamav-daemon zoo unzip bzip2 arj nomarch lzop cabextract apt-listchanges libnet-ldap-perl libauthen-sasl-perl clamav-docs daemon libio-string-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libnet-ident-perl zip libnet-dns-perl Step 11 is what I'm really struggling with. as I can't work out what I need don't need here. Skip step 14 all together Step 16 - Code: Code: apt-get install bind9 dnsutils Skip All together because my dns is being managed centrally. then once I've installed ISPConfig 3 set it in the server options to send mail to SMTP for the google account. Is this right? to give me a server where no inbound mail is dealt with, but any php scripts can still send mail out if they are not able to connect directly with the smtp server. Can someone give me a hint how whether I'm going this right.