emailwiz

Script for setting up an email server automatically
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commit e37db0b9edb487cbfe63ddbe7a85fb75649a63fc
parent b50fb342f12ad6a0bc296bc9f80afa82a859868f
Author: Luke Smith <luke@lukesmith.xyz>
Date:   Sun,  6 Dec 2020 21:08:30 -0500

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diff --git a/README.md b/README.md @@ -1,8 +1,11 @@ # Email server setup script I wrote this script during the grueling process of installing and setting up -an email server. It perfectly reproduces my successful steps to ensure the -same setup time and time again. +an email server. It perfectly reproduces my successful steps to ensure the +same setup time and time again, now with many improvements. + +I'm glad to say that dozens, hundreds of people have now used it and there is a +sizeable network of people with email servers thanks to this script. I've linked this file on Github to a shorter, more memorable address on my website so you can get it on your machine with this short command: @@ -40,8 +43,6 @@ give your full domain without any subdomain, i.e. `lukesmith.xyz`. them. Note that the affiliate link there to Vultr gives you a $100 credit for the first month to play around. 2. **A Let's Encrypt SSL certificate for your site's `mail.` subdomain**. - Create a nginx/apache site at `mail.<yourdomain.com>` and get a certificate - for it with Let's Encrypt's [Certbot](https://certbot.eff.org/). 3. You need two little DNS records set on your domain registrar's site/DNS server: (1) an **MX record** pointing to your own main domain/IP and (2) a **CNAME record** for your `mail.` subdomain. @@ -60,10 +61,10 @@ give your full domain without any subdomain, i.e. `lukesmith.xyz`. 5. `apt purge` all your previous (failed) attempts to install and configure a mail server. Get rid of _all_ your system settings for Postfix, Dovecot, OpenDKIM and everything else. This script builds off of a fresh install. -6. Some VPS providers block port 25 (used to send mail). You may need to - request that this port be opened to send mail successfully. Although I have - never had to do this on a Vultr VPS, others have had this issue so if you - cannot send, contact your VPS provider. +6. Some VPS providers block mail port numbers like 25, 933 or 587 by default. + You may need to request these ports be opened to send mail successfully. + Vultr and most other VPS providers will respond immediately and open the + ports for you if you open a support ticket. ## Post-install requirement! @@ -81,7 +82,7 @@ passwd billy ``` Any user added to the `mail` group will be able to receive mail. Suppose a user -Cassie already exists and we want to let her receive mail to. Just run: +Cassie already exists and we want to let her receive mail too. Just run: ``` usermod -a -G mail cassie @@ -104,7 +105,7 @@ email program. For my domain, the server information will be as follows: In previous versions of emailwiz, you also had to log on with *only* your username (i.e. `luke`) rather than your whole email address (i.e. -`luke@lukesmith.xyz`), which caused some confusion. This is no longer the +`luke@lukesmith.xyz`), which caused some confusion. This is no longer the case. ## Benefited from this? @@ -126,5 +127,5 @@ support me at [lukesmith.xyz/donate](https://lukesmith.xyz/donate.html). new one) might be on a public spam list. Check [this site](https://mxtoolbox.com/blacklists.aspx) to see if it is. Don't worry if you are: sometimes especially new domains are automatically assumed - to be spam temporaily. If you are blacklisted by one of these, look into it - and it will explain why and how to remove yourself. + to be spam temporarily. If you are blacklisted by one of these, look into it + and it will explain how to remove yourself. diff --git a/emailwiz.sh b/emailwiz.sh @@ -208,17 +208,17 @@ cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | grep -q "^vmail" || useradd vmail chown -R vmail:vmail /var/lib/dovecot sievec /var/lib/dovecot/sieve/default.sieve -echo "Preparing user authetication..." +echo "Preparing user authentication..." grep -q nullok /etc/pam.d/dovecot || echo "auth required pam_unix.so nullok account required pam_unix.so" >> /etc/pam.d/dovecot # OpenDKIM -# A lot of the big name email services, like Google, will automatically -# rejectmark as spam unfamiliar and unauthenticated email addresses. As in, the -# server will flattly reject the email, not even deliverring it to someone's -# Spam folder. +# A lot of the big name email services, like Google, will automatically reject +# as spam unfamiliar and unauthenticated email addresses. As in, the server +# will flatly reject the email, not even delivering it to someone's Spam +# folder. # OpenDKIM is a way to authenticate your email so you can send to such services # without a problem.