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We are setting up a brand new CentOS6 (64bit) server. Our hosting company just made it online and now we are installing packages such as httpd, mysql, etc.

We have postfix running on the machine. What we want is to use this server as pop3 email address server where we will be setting up different domains for managing their pop3 accounts.

Is there an easy-to-use control panel for this or can you recommend a guide which explains how to setup postfix+dovecot (or any other pop3/imap system) for managing accounts.


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you need to go for some ready made and Automatic solution, which is much more stable and very mature now.


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Used major open source softwares: Postfix: SMTP service Dovecot: POP3, IMAP, Managesieve service Apache: Web server MySQL: Storing application data and/or mail accounts OpenLDAP: Storing mail accounts Amavisd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV: Anti-spam, anti-virus Roundcube: Webmail Awstats: Apache and Postfix log analyzer

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This is the one I'm looking for. Thanks, setting it now. – Cem Nov 14 '11 at 22:46

Never used it but ISP Config is very popular

You could also use Zimbra which is a great product but might be an overkill if it's just for couple of users.

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