Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 3:59 PM (in response to Frank Caggiano)
I don't understand your response. In the above post, etresoft demonstrates how to setup a Mac as a mailserver. He's using IMAP to do so, but I can't get IMAP to compile with, or without (???), PHP. I've been reading the faqs.html that came with the imap-2007f package. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have a support community for these issues. Besides, the answers would vary dramatically for every OS and Unix package. That's why I'm here. Clearly, etresoft knows how to setup a mail server, but unfortunately, IMAP is non-functional.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 4:38 PM (in response to theibel)
I've never heard, or read, anyone mentioning that IMAP can run as a stand alone program. Is that what you're saying???
I have never heard, read, or seen anyone mention running it any other way.
I'm compiling PHP to upgrade it from 5.3.15, to 5.4.12 so I can combine it with the Apache server 2.4.4 and MySQL 5.6.13. So I can use it all as an e-commerce web server.
Why? You aren't going to run that from your Mac. That stuff needs government and industry regulation like PCI, etc. It is best to let some web host handle that stuff.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 4:52 PM (in response to etresoft)
Now that I understand it can be run as a stand alone, I'm good with that. I have most of your instructions above functioning, but port 25 is blocked for me. All other ports are working fine.
As for the server upgrades, it's always better to run an e-commerce store on the latest and greatest versions. Maybe I can run for a year, maybe two, without having to do much for maintenance and upgrades. It's all working beautifully right now, except for compiling IMAP with PHP.
All three are currently running, and working great on my Mac, it's just the IMAP. Since I can send emails with Apple's Mail program, I should be able to send with my web/mail server, but port 25 is refused.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to etresoft)
While I initially thought this to be a good idea, it is clear the Apple no longer uses any standard linux configurations. Not the files, not the directory structure, nothing. If you try to setup your own mail server, from this post, you're going to run into nothing but headaches. Just upgrade to the latest OS X Server and setup everything in Apple's software.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to theibel)
Apple never used any Linux configurations. Nor was Linux ever standard in any way. It is OS X that conforms to the UNIX standard, not Linux.
OS X Server can do mail and other services. I tried it and didn't like it.
Finally, this thread is almost 2 years old. I have a newer User Tip for setting up a mail server on Mountain Lion: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4161