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I want to install a server in a VPS or Dedicated just to handle email.

The server will just hosting email, imap accounts and i've choose dovecot for that.

But what it the best setup for this?

So far i have reached do Debian + postfix + dovecot, but what about control panel? Should i install cPanel just to be able to create accounts? Or there is a dedicated control panel to Dovecot?

Regards, Claudio

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closed as primarily opinion-based by TomTom, Bryan, Ward, Wesley, kce Jul 21 '13 at 0:45

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

How should we know what you want/need? I don't need cPanel or anything like that to admin a mail server, but what about you? – Sven Aug 3 '11 at 16:19
I need some kind of panel to create the easy way email accounts. just that. – claudiof Aug 3 '11 at 16:25
The perfect setup is one that doesn't have a panel and the overhead and maintenance nightmare that generally comes with one. Adding accounts should be as easy as useradd bob if you set things up correctly. – ceejayoz Apr 29 '13 at 11:49
Vote to close. "Perfect setup" is primarily opinion based. Good setup would not be, but perfect... is a qestion that should not be asked like that. – TomTom Jul 20 '13 at 4:47

You don't need a control panel for that. All you need is a MySQL frontend when you follow this guideline:

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You can also look at postfix admin as it supports dovecot.

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iRedMail is the best choice for you. It ships Postfix, Dovecot, Roundcube webmail (AJAX), works well in VPS, deploy in less than 1 minute.

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