How to disable spamfilter- and antivirus functions in ISPConfig 3

If you use a mailserver wil very low ram (< 500 MB) and a slow CPU then it might be nescessary to disable the spam- and antivirus filter functions in ISPConfig 3 as amavisd and clamav might be too heavy for your server hardware. The steps to disable clamav and amavisd are: Edit postfix main.cf ... Read more

How to solve the ClamAV error “This version of the ClamAV engine is outdated” on Debian 5.0 (Lenny)

As of today, all ClamAV 0.94 or older installs will stop working. The Debian project has not released updates for their current stable release (5.0) yet to solve this, but there is a workaround. The Debain volatile project provides newer clamav versions. The installation steps to install ClamAV 0.95.3 on Debian lenny are: 1) Add ... Read more

How to enable port 465 (smtps) in postfix mailserver

More and more internet access providers are closing port 25 to reduce spam except for connections to their own mailservers. If you run your own mailserver and have problems to connect to it on port 25, you can enable port 465 (smtps) in postfix as a workaround. Edit the /etc/postfix/master.cf file: vi /etc/postfix/master.cf and remove ... Read more

How to set PassivePortRange and PassiveIP in pure-ftpd on Debian and Ubuntu Linux

If you run a firewall on your Linux server and want to use passive FTP connections, you have to define the passive port range in pure-ftpd and your firewall to ensure that the connections don't get blocked. The following example is for pure-ftpd on Debian or Ubuntu Linux and ISPConfig 3. Set Passive Port Range ... Read more

How to enable DKIM email signatures in amavisd-new and ISPConfig 3.0

NOTE: This post is about ISPConfig 3.0 and not 3.1 and newer. ISPConfig 3.1 and newer has DKIM support builtin, you can simply enable DKIM in ISPConfig 3.1 GUI now for the mail domain. DKIM is a system to verify the sender and integrity of emails. ISPConfig 3 uses amavisd-new as content filter for spam ... Read more

How to renew SSL certificates for courier pop3 and imap server on Debian or Ubuntu?

This articles describes the renewal of SSL certificates for courier pop3 and imap server. This is nescessary e.g. when the certificates are expired or contain the wrong hostname. First delete the exsiting certificates: rm -f /etc/courier/imapd.pem rm -f /etc/courier/pop3d.pem Then edit the template that contains the details for the ecrtificates so that the hostname in ... Read more