Introduce iRedMail Open Source Mail Server Solution

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  • Mail list: easy to manage and assign members
  • Survey: How many users try to setup a mail server themself?
  • 同一个功能有多中同类软件可以实现,选哪个?
    花费大量时间用于安装和配置相关软件
    软件装好了却不一定能正常工作,还得花大量时间排错(但是使用 IREDMAIL,你不是一个人在战斗)
    反垃圾效果不好
    功能不够
    没有记录文档,之前的 SA 也没有留下文档
  • 无法在其它服务器上重现同样的安装过程和环境
    部署时可能没有考虑到集群和负载均衡。
    开发者对集群和负载均衡经验丰富
    没有考虑整合第三方软件
    没有合适的管理后台
    没有时间深入邮件服务
  • Thanks for your invitation
    Thanks for your attendance
  • Introduce iRedMail Open Source Mail Server Solution

    1. 1. iRedMail Full-featured Mail Server Solution in 2 Minutes (michaelbibby@gmail.com)
    2. 2. Objectives • What iRedMail Is • Why We Develope it • Differences between Similar Products
    3. 3. About Me • • michaelbibby@gmail.com • Former RHCE Instructor • Working in ISTC
    4. 4. What iRedMail Is
    5. 5. What iRedMail Is • An OSS powered mail server solution • Fully fledged & Full-featured (22 months long) • A set of Bash shell scripts • An open source project (GPL v2) Homepage: http://www.iRedMail.org/
    6. 6. What iRedMail Does • Install and configure binary packages • Most pkgs come from official repositories • Complete setup in less than 2 minutes • Provides almost all features you expected
    7. 7. Features • SMTP, POP3, IMAP • Anti-Spam & Anti-Virus • Advanced service restrictions • Build-in mail list support • Global LDAP address book • ... Features: http://www.iredmail.org/features.html
    8. 8. Supported Distro • Works on: • Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux, CentOS • Debian, Ubuntu • Supported Architectures • i386 • x86_64
    9. 9. Virtualized/Non-Virt • Works on both virtualized and non- virtualized boxes • VMware • OpenVZ • Xen
    10. 10. Questions?
    11. 11. Questions? • Major components? • Why binary packages?
    12. 12. Q: Major Components Component Role Postfix MTA Dovecot POP3, IMAP MySQL, OpenLDAP Backend Apache Web Server Roundcube, SquirrelMail Webmail Amavisd + SA + ClamAV anti-spam & anti-virus
    13. 13. Q: Components ... Component Role Policyd (v1) Postfix Policy Server PostfixAdmin web-based Postfix Admin phpMyAdmin web-based MySQL management phpLDAPadmin web-based LDAP management iRedAdmin web-based iRedMail admin panel
    14. 14. Q:Why Binary Packages • Benefits • More stable and assured to use • Free to update/upgrade your system • Easy to support more distributions • Save our time
    15. 15. Why We Develope It
    16. 16. What We Have Now • Many documents available freely • Many other solutions available freely
    17. 17. What they give you is ...
    18. 18. Painful Experience
    19. 19. Painful Experience • Too many choices for one feature • Long time for setup • Long time for troubleshooting • Lack of features (anti-spam, etc) • No document left by previous SA
    20. 20. Painful Experience ... • Can’t repeat same deployment • Hard to backup/restore/recovery • Not flexible for cluster and load balance • Hard to integrate 3rd-party software • No suitable admin panel available
    21. 21. iRedAdmin • web-based iRedMail admin panel • Demo is available: http://demo.iredmail.org/
    22. 22. Who are using iRedMail • Canada • Netherlands • China • Philippines • Chile • Poland • Germany • South Africa • Indian • United State • Indonesia • ... Success Stories: http://www.iredmail.org/stories.html
    23. 23. What Are They Saying • My mom could install iRedMail and use it... • This is a COMPLETE solution • ... What are they saying: http://www.iredmail.org/stories.html
    24. 24. Differences between Similar Projects
    25. 25. Differences • What features they provide • What philosophy behind the project • Who pack most of binary packages • Whether the source code are opened • International
    26. 26. Questions?
    27. 27. Thanks

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