Projects / Mail::Toaster


Mail::Toaster is an installer for a collection of software which provides a full-featured mail server. The system is built around the qmail mail transport agent, with many additions and modifications.

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Recent releases

  •  11 Mar 2009 23:55

    Release Notes: Better dependency installation. Other small fixes.

    •  27 Sep 2006 21:00

      Release Notes: Primarily code quality improvements. Rewrites of major portions of the code using techniques described in Perl Best Practices. Many more tests, much better tests, and more error testing within the functions. A new Webmail interface. It's not terribly "pretty" yet, but is much more user friendly and functional.

      •  27 Apr 2005 09:37

        Release Notes: The documentation received an overhaul. Ham and spam learning is much more efficient now. toaster-watcher now does process monitoring. The RBL counting was fixed for rrdutil graphs. There is much better support for Mac OS X and Linux.

        •  17 Nov 2004 09:47

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          Recent comments

          20 Oct 2006 05:23 steelerubber

          FreeBSD Toaster
          Simply the best.

          1) excellent community support

          2) excellent pay-for-play support

          3) did I say it's excellent

          4) you will never come across a better value

          19 Oct 2006 16:24 rainer_d

          Stop looking any further
          Do you run qmail? Thinking about switching?

          Think twice - maybe you run the right MTA, but the wrong tools?

          If you search the internet, there are various recipes for building a (q)mail-toaster.

          It's qmailrocks, qmailtoaster - whatever. If you have some time to kill, you should try them, too, just to make sure. Some are actually quite usable.

          What's different about this one?

          This "script" is not just about installing some RPMs, it's about running the thing - for years, without loosing sleep.

          All the wisdom, all the knowledge gathered from years of running qmail, all the little hacks required to get qmail working smoothly are included here. All the things that do create headaches in your run-of-the-mill plain-vanilla qmail install have been given a thought here.

          You should not get put-off by the fact that it runs best on FreeBSD. It's one of the things that sets it apart from others. It's the reason you can deploy such a toaster to some colo and actually forget the driving directions to that colo because you never have to visit it again, physically, for years (provided the hardware runs that reliable).

          The author of this script deserves all the praise because he has been maintaining this script for so long that I can't actually remember when it started.

          Much useful documentation is included - if you are a total newbie and/or have a looming dead-line and you want to skip that, the author is available for hire.


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