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Postfix: the Definitive Guide A Secure and Easy-To-Use MTA for UNIX

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ISBN-10: 0596002122

ISBN-13: 9780596002121

Edition: 2004

Authors: Kyle D. Dent

List price: $39.99
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Written for anyone who works with Postfix software but aimed particularly at system administrators, this guide more than makes up for the terse documentation that accompanies the product. It includes a tutorial and complete reference to this open source mail transfer agent.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Kyle D. Dent works as an independent consultant and software developer in the New York metropolitan area. He has designed and implemented various security, network, and web-based applications for technology and financial firms. He has been working with Postfix in various settings since it was released by IBM in 1998. Kyle grew up with computers in an IBM family, but originally started working in publishing and as a teacher of English as a Second Language. He is an avid supporter of public libraries serving as a trustee at his local library and on his regional library system board. He has recently started to learn the classical guitar.

Postfix Origins and Philosophy
Email and the Internet
The Role of Postfix
Postfix Security
Additional Information and How to Obtain Postfix
Unix Topics
Email Topics
Postfix Architecture
Postfix Components
How Messages Enter the Postfix System
The Postfix Queue
Mail Delivery
Tracing a Message Through Postfix
General Configuration and Administration
Starting Postfix the First Time
Configuration Files
Important Configuration Considerations
Receiving Limits
Rewriting Addresses
Queue Management
How qmgr Works
Queue Tools
Email and DNS
DNS Overview
Email Routing
Postfix and DNS
Common Problems
Local Delivery and POP/IMAP
Postfix Delivery Transports
Message Store Formats
Local Delivery
Local Mail Transfer Protocol
Hosting Multiple Domains
Shared Domains with System Accounts
Separate Domains with System Accounts
Separate Domains with Virtual Accounts
Separate Message Store
Delivery to Commands
Mail Relaying
Backup MX
Transport Maps
Inbound Mail Gateway
Outbound Mail Relay
UUCP, Fax, and Other Deliveries
Mailing Lists
Simple Mailing Lists
Mailing-List Managers
Blocking Unsolicited Bulk Email
The Nature of Spam
The Problem of Spam
Open Relays
Spam Detection
Anti-Spam Actions
Postfix Configuration
Client-Detection Rules
Strict Syntax Parameters
Customized Restriction Classes
Postfix Anti-Spam Example
SASL Authentication
SASL Overview
Postfix and SASL
Configuring Postfix for SASL
Testing Your Authentication Configuration
SMTP Client Authentication
Transport Layer Security
Postfix and TLS
TLS Certificates
Content Filtering
Command-Based Filtering
Daemon-Based Filtering
Other Considerations
External Databases
Configuration Parameters
Postfix Commands
Compiling and Installing Postfix
Frequently Asked Questions