Configuring Domain & User Mailbox Quotas in Dovecot via PostfixAdmin on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

Background

This article attempts to document how to configure Dovecot and domain & users’ mailbox quota sizes using information contained within PostfixAdmin and its associated tables.

During PostfixAdmin install time, the database is requested where PostfixAdmin can store additional tables.  Selecting the same database as postfix itself neatly installs these additional tables, that can then be used by Dovecot to monitor mailbox quota sizes. Continue reading

Configure Postfix, PostfixAdmin, Dovecot & SMTP-Auth SASL Using MySQL on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Background

This article sets out the steps needed to support multiple domains and their users’ email accounts¬†allowing them to recieve emails via secure IMAP and send emails via a secure SMTP server using their POP3/IMAP credentials.¬† This is particularly useful for mobile users (road warrior) who may not have a consistent ISP provided SMTP server.

  • Recieve emails, using IMAPS or POP3S via Dovecot
  • Configuring Postfix to receive and send emails for virtual domain, and emails accounts
  • Configure SASL to provide a method of authenticating users email users to allow them access to the Postfix SMTP in order to send emails securely.
  • Easy delegated management of virtual domain mailboxes using PostfixAdmin

This article has been put together from countless other articles so that it should provide an all inclusive set of instructions.

Continue reading