How to renew the SSL certificate for dovecot on CentOS

Make a backup of the old key and certificate file mv /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem.old mv /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.key /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.key.old Create the new SSL certificate openssl genrsa -out /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.key 1024 openssl req -new -x509 -key /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.key -out /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.pem -days 730 Restart Dovecot: service dovecot restart

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 mail servers. If you run your own email server and have problems connecting to it on port 25, you can enable port 465 (SMTPS) in postfix as a workaround. Edit the /etc/postfix/master.cf file: nano /etc/postfix/master.cf and ... Read more

How to enable port 587 (submission) in postfix

Postfix Port 587

Some internet access providers have port 25 disabled in their routers to prevent spam. If you run your own email server in a data center, you might have to enable the submission port (587) in postfix to be able to send emails from your local email client to your own mail server. Enable Submission Port ... Read more

[Solved] Postfix: “queue file write error”

Postfix: Queue File Write Error

If you get an error like: Apr 15 12:41:03 webb4 postfix/sendmail[11234]: fatal: web1_user(12967): queue file write error in your mail log, then the value for message_size_limit in postfix main.cf is too low. Solve Postfix queue file write error Edit postfix main.cf: nano /etc/postfix/main.cf and set the message size limit to a higher value. E.g. message_size_limit ... Read more

Send all outgoing email trough one IP address in postfix

When a server has more than one IP address, then postfix will use all IP addresses randomly to send out emails. This can cause your emails to be listed as SPAM on other servers because the sending IP does not match the reverse IP of the server hostname. The solution is to bind postfix to ... Read more

How to Backup/Clear/Restore a SpamAssassin Bayes Database

SpamAssassin Bayes Database

Sometimes you might have to work with the Spamassin Bayes Token database. This is the database that is used by the SpamAssassin Self Learning (Bayesian) Classifier to store the ham and spam tokens. This tutorial will show you how to make a backup of that database. E.g. when you want to move it to a ... Read more