Blue Flower

This will be an up-to-date list of all changes to the qmail install. This is effective 2/12/2017:

2/12/2017: Originally when I first started modifying the qmailrocks documentation for FreeBSD, my goal was to use all the qmail ports to simplify the installation. Since then the qmail port has changed to support netqmail which causes a conflict with qmail. Starting on 2/7/17 I have modified this guide so you are no longer required to install this port. This allows a much cleaner and simplified way to install qmail directly from source.

2/6/2017: At 23:59 UTC, December 31, 2016, FreeBSD 9.3, 10.1 and 10.2 will reach end-of-life and will no longer be supported by the FreeBSD Security Officers Team.  Users of FreeBSD 9.3, 10.1 and 10.2 are strongly encouraged to
upgrade to a newer release as soon as possible. This guide supports 10.3 and 11.0.

10/17/2016: On the configuring validrcptto page I have changed the fetch mkvalidrcptto location to now be included in the scripts4.tgz file. I am unsure how long John Simpsons site will be up and have attemtped to relocate anything that was on his site to mine. I plan on supporting qmail until it completely breaks.

7/13/16: Updated the Roundcube docs to support php 5.6

6/21/16: I updated the qmail-smtpd/run file to include the following changes:

* included a section for spamdyke within the run file
* Removed the line as it's no longer being used
* Updated the RBL Listing
* Changed the MFCHECK line to 0 from 1
* Enabled the SMTP greeting by default

Special thanks to Steve Donohue for getting spamdyke working before I could.

6/8/16: Removed the reference of from the qmail_smtpd_run file. I also added a log directory for qmail-scanner in /var/log/qmail and added the default log directory in the qmail-scanner documentation. This is to maintain consistency.

5/14/16: The qmail installation method has been heavily modified because of a few reasons. When installing the qmail port it actually installs netqmail not qmail. Also this causes a conflict with the /var/qmail/queue and also the files within          /var/qmail/bin. I have modified the documentation to reflect these changes.

This was the first post about qmail 2.0


As of May 16, 2016 after about 50+ qmail installations I am happy to report that the qmail guide supports TLS on port 587. Many people may not realize this but port 587 is required for most apple devices. This guide fully supports secure POP3 on port 995 (dovecot), Secure SSL on port 465 (qmail) and secure TLS on port 587 (qmail). Once your qmail system is setup you can follow my optimization techniques to help thwart spam from arriving in your user's inbox.

I am planning on adding more spam related services to the qmail guide as a secondary expansion. Think of it as optimizing qmail part 2. This will include guide for razor, pryzor, adding even more rules to spamassassin and a new guide for enabling spamdyke.

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