I have announced in the past that people that send subscription donations get access to exclusive content. One of the newest things I have been working on is Qmail 3.0 . I plan on releasing this guide to the masses on Jan 1st, 2018. Don't want to wait? Here is how you can view it; You can send me a donation of $5 which will give you 1 month of access or $50 for a years subscription. Another thing I am working on is specific articles for qmail including things like tracking a spammer. I will also take any suggestions. There is a donation link on the right.
Thank you for your continued support.
I have decided rather than having to fetch individual files for each installation that they will be copied from ~root/qmail. This will just allow you to download one larger file and this will be less work for the apache server. Right now I am implementing these changes in the qmail 2.0 guide. Please let me know if you have any issues or problems.
I am also working on dovecot 2 and should have that tested this week.
Happy Monday! Today on October 17th it is an astonishing 68 degrees. Poolside anyone?
There are a few updates to post:
1) I have updated the vpopmail and backup walkthroughs to use better ssh encryption per my previous article.
2) 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.
Latest news from the FreeBSD list:
Dear FreeBSD community,
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.
The currently supported branches and releases and their expected
end-of-life dates are:
|stable/9 |n/a |n/a |n/a |December 31, 2016 |
|releng/9.3 |9.3-RELEASE |Extended|July 16, 2014 |December 31, 2016 |
|stable/10 |n/a |n/a |n/a |last release + 2 years|
Please refer to https://security.freebsd.org/ for an up-to-date list of
supported releases and the latest security advisories.
This was taken from an email from the FreeBSD mailing list:
Dear FreeBSD Community:
Although the FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE has not yet been officially announced,
many have found images on the Project FTP mirrors.
However, please be aware the final 11.0-RELEASE will be rebuilt and
republished on the Project mirrors as a result of a few last-minute
security fixes we feel are imperative to include in the final release.
FreeBSD users already running 11.0-RELEASE will be given instructions on
how to safely upgrade systems to the 11.0-RELEASE-p1 in the final
announcement email. Those building from source code can obtain the
latest security updates from the releng/11.0 branch in Subversion:
As the FreeBSD Project strives to provide the best possible product, the
Release Engineering team decided to build an updated release to include
the fixes. At present, we expect to have the final release available
Wednesday, October 5th. If you have not yet downloaded 11.0-RELEASE,
please wait for the official release announcement.
Thank you in advance for your patience waiting for 11.0-RELEASE, and of
course for understanding the reasons behind the updated release.
On behalf of: re@
FreeBSD 11 is now in the build process but you can now download the ISO's from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/11.0/ You can also use freebsd-update to update your system(s) tomorrow. Full news is here:
This information was copied from youtube:
In the Seventeenth episode of Team Cymru's 'The Who and Why Show', we have the fifth in an occasional series designed to directly assist network administrators, looking at various Open Source Tools that can be used to check and secure systems. Today we talk with Justin Mason, the original author of SpamAssassin, a world class anti-SPAM tool that's fundamentally changed the way we deal with the SPAM problem. These short overviews will give you a good grounding in the basics of the tool, the alternatives and also perhaps enlighten long time users to some of the upcoming features for future versions.
Time for an update to qmail. I have been making some minor changes to the guide. The first mistake I made was changing the skel tarball from maildrop to dovecot. This filtering only works on the webmail level. It does not automatically filter spams. I have changed this back to maildrop so automatic filtering will work
I have been making some changes to the guide in regards to TLS. The stock install of qmail does not support TLS. There have been a few changes to the qmail installation to make qmail work. This is a work in progress. I have TLS working on a few different test vm's and I am tweaking the guide so this will work for everyone.
That's it for now. Let me know if you have any questions.
The current document on how to create a queuing server was dated so I updated it as of 10/25/2015. The new guide is located at http://freebsdrocks.net/index.php/documents/13-useful-qmail-utilities/140-how-to-create-a-secondary-or-queueing-qmail-server-2
I have updated the How to add rules to spamassassin as the cfupdates.sh file was full of old and outdated rules. The walkthrough is setup and you can start using it today!
Coming in the future is a walkthrough on how to install FreeBSD on VMWare esxi 6.0.
As of 9/12/15 I have made a few updates to the guide.
The qmail port installation is removed so everything is installed via source.
The permissions on servercert.pem have changed.
There is an additional installation of fakeroot that needs to be installed before vpopmail. This is just a new dependency.
As of this writing qmail 2.0 works on both i386 and amd64 on FreeBSD 10.2
For the past few weeks I have been trying very hard to get dovecot 2 to work on my system. Finally this evening I changed the vpopmail setup from maildrop delivery to dovecot delivery. The maildrop delivery option has been disabled and the vpopmail skeleton file has been updated to use the Dovecot LMDA (Local Mail Delivery Agent) and now uses dovecot rather than maildrop for the filtering. The guides have been updated to reflect the changes.
I have been using qmailsince 1998 and I had a website called nospam.mine.nu where I had a series of articles about how to combat spam in individual articles and also my own qmail guide. The qmail guide was similar to qmailrocks but I mostly focused on running it on FreeBSD (which was 4.11 at the time I believe) and utilizing ports for the installation and upgrades. The most current guide hasn't been updated in some time and POP3 is still running on port 110 and there is no help with combating spam. I am pleased to announce that I am working on an update guide. The new qmail 2.0 guide will feature the following:
Completely secure POP3, SMTP (SSL AND TLS), and Webmail
A new guide on how to combat spam
A guide on how to configure webmail securely using Apache 2.4
This guide will require you to purchase a certificate from godaddy for your domain for SMTP, POP3 and Apache SSL. I will show you how to convert the purchased SSL Certificate to use with qmail.
The testing guide will be available for all registered users.