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Fbarnett
Posted: Aug 25 2004, 12:37 AM
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I would like to install xmailer server after reading all the comments about it. I am at a lost on how to do it. I am running Mac OS 10.3. Can you tell how to install it.

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Posted: Aug 25 2004, 07:10 AM
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Hang on - I'll prepare a short startup guide this afternoon.


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Posted: Aug 25 2004, 01:14 PM
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A 1st step guide for XMail on OSX:

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- Download the source .tgz from http://xmailserver.org
- Unpacking results in a folder named xmail-1.20
- Open a terminal window, cd to that folder and enter the following commands:

setenv OSTYPE Darwin
make -f Makefile.bsd

- Now follow the instructions for UNIX/LINUX systems of the file docs/Readme.txt

- To start XMail, you need to become root. For this enter

su
and your root password when prompted.


Further questions? Please let me know.


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Fbarnett
Posted: Aug 25 2004, 05:25 PM
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Thank you for your help. I still have a problem with the make file comand, the command cannot not be found. What directory would that file be in?

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Posted: Aug 25 2004, 05:31 PM
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You need to install the developer tools which come on an extra CD with your system.
Or download the latest XTools from http://developer.apple.com/tools/download/
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Posted: Aug 25 2004, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for you help. Now I just have to complete the installation.

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Posted: Aug 26 2004, 10:40 PM
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new problem

from my mail client what userid password i should use to connect to xmail ? I created userids using CtrlClnt and it went ok. I can see the users created in mailuser.tab, however using the same id and passowrd when i try to connect from my mail client it says login failed.

when i send emails to my newly created ids from other computers (or yahoo mail), they dont get rejected message, however i dont know how to read them from my mail client.

i can send messages from my mail client to outside using xmail as a outbound mail server.

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Posted: Aug 27 2004, 07:56 AM
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At first, verify if XMail successfully owns its ports with

telnet server_ip 25
telnet server_ip 110

In both cases XMail's welcome message should be displayed.

Set up your client as follows:
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- In- and outgoing server is your XMail server's IP.
- Username is username@domain.com, not only the user's name.
- Password is the user's password in cleartext.
- Make sure that you use encrypted passwords in mailusers.tab.

Any error messages on your client ?


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Posted: Aug 31 2004, 06:25 AM
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Thank you for your reply. Is it possible for you to give an example of how to go about setting up the mail client. I am using Apple Mail. This would include the password.

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Posted: Aug 31 2004, 09:12 AM
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Let's assume your XMail machine is 192.168.0.1, your domain is local.net and your username is fbarnett:

Mail/settings/Acounts/Account_Information:
- Server Name: 192.168.0.1
- Username: fbarnett@local.net
- Password: your_password

Under Server_Options:
- SMTP Server: 192.168.0.1
- Port: 25
- Identification: Password
- Username: fbarnett@local.net
- Password: your_password

Mail/settings/Acounts/Extras:
- Port: 110
- Identification: Password

Some menu points can vary, because I use the german version here.



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Posted: Sep 6 2004, 05:15 PM
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I am trying this for the first time so bear with me. Also thanks for your patience. I have tried everything you suggested (I think); however i still get an error when trying to connect to the server xmail will not accept my password. I have a custom host with dyndns.org and my domain is fdbarnett.com and my ip address 10.0.0.3. How do I set this up in the Mailroot, usertab etc. and in preference of the mail client. When I start my machine I do not see Xmail starting. I hope I have explained my problem clearly.

Thank you very much.

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Posted: Sep 6 2004, 10:15 PM
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When I
telnet fbarnett.com 25
it resolves to 10.0.1.3, not 10.0.0.3. Port 25 is not open.

At first run XMail in debug mode with
./XMail -Md --debug

Then do the telnet checkup from above. If you cannot connect, check your OSX and router firewall settings. Port 25 and 110 need to be open to operate SMTP and POP3.
Also check, if your domain name points to the correct IP.

A system startup howto will follow tomorrow.


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Posted: Sep 7 2004, 08:49 AM
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Here it comes. All required files attached!

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QUICK INSTALL
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Open a terminal session. To become root, type
# su
... and enter your root password when prompted.

Open /etc/hostconfig with an editor and set the line with MAILSERVER to
MAILSERVER=-NO-

This prevents Postfix from starting automatically.

If this was set to -YES-, you need to stop Postfix first:
# postfix stop

Copy the xmail folder of this archive to
/System/Library/StartupItems

Now there should be a folder named xmail, containing 2 files:
xmail and StartupParameters.plist

Open the file xmail/xmail with an editor and adapt MAIL_ROOT and MAIL_CMD_LINE
to your needs.

Before restarting, test with
# cd /System/Library/StartupItems/xmail
# ./xmail start
# telnet 127.0.0.1 25

Now the XMail welcome message should come up. End with CTRL-C.

# ./xmail stop
# telnet 127.0.0.1 25

If you get a 'Connection refused' all things are OK.

Now restart your machine:
# shutdown -r now

... and do the telnet check again to test if XMail is up
and running. Have fun!

--Harald



This installation lets Postfix live beside XMail, which is the most simple way.
Otherwise you'd need to delete the StartupItems/postfix folder and to add some hostconfig variable checks to the xmail script like those inside the postfix script.



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Attached File  xmail_osx_startupitem.tgz


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-- Manages multiple mail queues!

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hschneider
Posted: Sep 7 2004, 12:01 PM
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How to configure your OSX builtin firewall:

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- Open your system configuration panel
- Click "Sharing"
- Click "Firewall"
- If there is already a service running on port 25 or 110, disable it.
- Add a new service
- Choose service type "Other"
- In the "Port-No." field enter: 25,110,6017
  This enables SMTP, POP3 and XMAIL CTRL
- In the  "Description" field enter: XMail Mail Services


Some names can vary, because I run the german edition here.

I appreciate your feedback very much. This will help to build up a universal installation guide for XMail on OSX. Many future users will be thankful for that!


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Fbarnett
Posted: Sep 7 2004, 02:36 PM
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I am so sorry to say that I did previously delete the Postfix startup file.

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