Part 9 - Finalizing Qmail
Ok, we've installed a bunch of bells of whistles onto our qmail installation. Now it's time to wrap up the configuration for qmail itself. After that, we will stop and remove Sendmail from the server and then it's time to crank qmail up!

The first thing we're going to do is create the qmail supervise scripts, create the the qmail rc and qmailctl scripts and then set the needed permissions on all these scripts. Lucky for you, I've created a script to do all this for you. The script will give you a breakdown of what it is doing while it's running. If any errors occur, you'll see them. However, if you've configured everything right up until now, you shouldn't have any problems. You can check out the contents of this scripts right here.

So let's run the script...


Hey, that was easy. Now there are just a couple tweaks to make to these new scripts we just created...

vi /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-pop3d/run

Find "" and change it to your server's hostname. For example:

vi /var/qmail/supervise/qmail-smtpd/run

Find "" and change it to your server's hostname. For example:

Next, we'll kill any running qmail processes so that we can implement some final configurations.

qmailctl stop

We setup selective relaying for localhost...

echo '127.:allow,RELAYCLIENT=""' >> /etc/tcp.smtp

qmailctl cdb

Now we create the common system aliases. These aliases are going to tell Qmail what to do with common server-generated mails. Stuff like bouncebacks, cron daily output and various other systemic sources. It's a good idea to redirect these aliases to a mailbox that you are going to check on a regular basis. You don't want to have your systemic mails piling up in some deep dark corner of your server doing no good and slowly filling your disk up.

Removed all aliases, changed check script to reflect this change.

These alias should be addedd per domain via qmailadmin (or the vpopmail commandline tools) or should be real accounts depending on your needs:

Alright. We've got qmail ready to go. One of the last things we need to do is to disable/uninstall Sendmail on the server and replace the Sendmail binary with a symlink to qmail, so that our server won't freak out with Sendmail being gone.

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