I'm developing a Linux mail server for my
corporation to replace the proprietary and antiquated mail server currently in
I think I know how to implement POP3 and IMAP
and configure users access to mail accounts, but if any of you can direct me to
some instructions detailing this (preferrably from this decade! I don't
need to read about UUCP mail connections!), I'd appreciate it.
My dilema is providing a public address book to my
users. This isn't a problem for an ISP, but for a corporate mail server,
my users are used to having a public address book with employee email key
customer email addresses. This is a common feature of proprietary LAN
email packages like Micro$oft Exchange, etc.
My users are using Micro$oft Outlook 97 (2000 when it's
available), Outlook Express, and plain old windows inbox
My research online and tips from users at the ACLUG meeting
prompted me to investigate LDAP. I now have a Linux server running
openLDAP. From the Linux server I can query the database just dandy!
(wheee!). Outlook Express can access LDAP databases, so I tried to test
with it, but
1) I can't find the LDAP server from the mail
Incorrect port # possibly? Outlook Express
is defaulting to port 389 for LDAP servers. How do I see what port Linux
is listening on for LDAP requests?
2) Outllook Express seems to only use LDAP
databases to either "find" or "verify" email addresses--not
as a selectable list of public email addresses. So after this, I'm not
sure LDAP can provide my public address book solution.
I'm a little surprised that this is even an issue--a public
address book should be a fairly common feature of mail systems. I'm
especially surprised that the mail client software can't simply be configured to
use a shared text file for email addresses and names.