Blue Flower



Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

Subscripion Based Access


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.


Saturday, 18 February 2017 13:22

Changes coming!

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.

Thank you.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 03:50

Lots of snow!

Lots of snow in Maine!! WOW!! 16-18" on Sunday and Monday, another 2-6" tomorrow and another 8-12" on Thursday.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 03:08

No more qmail port!

Since 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 the qmail 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. There were some previous issues with TLS which have been addressed. There will be an email configuration page soon.

Monday, 17 October 2016 15:21


Hello all,

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.

Monday, 03 October 2016 15:03

FreeBSD EOL List

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:

 |   Branch  |   Release  |  Type  |   Release Date   |     Estimated EoL    |
 |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|
 |releng/10.1|10.1-RELEASE|Extended|November 14, 2014 |December 31, 2016     |
 |releng/10.2|10.2-RELEASE|Normal  |August 13, 2015   |December 31, 2016     |
 |releng/10.3|10.3-RELEASE|Extended|April 4, 2016     |April 30, 2018        |

Please refer to for an up-to-date list of
supported releases and the latest security advisories.
Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:57

FreeBSD 11.0 RELEASE Announced

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@

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:24

FreeBSD 11 is building

Hello all,

FreeBSD 11 is now in the build process but you can now download the ISO's from You can also use freebsd-update to update your system(s) tomorrow. Full news is here:

Monday, 16 May 2016 01:35

SpamAssassin Information

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.

Friday, 13 May 2016 00:37

Qmail updates

Hello all,

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.

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