Guest's picture

Are there any plans to develop a mailserver appliance?  If not, what do I need to add to the LAMP appliance to have a multi-domain mailserver with spam protection, which can me managed with the webmin interface?


Liraz Siri's picture

Yes, we do plan on releasing a TurnKey mail server appliance soon.

Meanwhile you can roll your own by starting from Core and installing postfix, the postfix Webmin module, spamassassin, and ... then doing the integration.

Or wait for us to do that for you. It's one of the things we're working on behind the scenes. We have a rough draft but it needs more testing/polish.

szczym's picture

You guys are hyper productive, thanx for your work ! Main feature what i was missing was exactly mail support in appliances with cms so that our users dont end up in darkness when they lost login to local website.
Liraz Siri's picture

Thanks, and it's really nice to see you back on the forums my friend. Hope you enjoyed yourself on that trip you took!
szczym's picture

hi liraz, what a nice welcome ;)
yes i was on trip and kinda productive, me and other folks from transmission network been writing documentation for video manipulation in drupal, effects you cane see here: We are going to turn in into floss manual next weeks.
Sorry for off topic
Guest's picture

Wow! Just found Turnkey.

Already running a small mailserver running Gentoo on a FitPC

I use Postfix and CourierIMAP. Want a webmail interface but having great difficulty installing SquirrelMail to run on top of Lighttpd. Something to do with the Gentoo use flags.

Apache probably better.

So what I need is Postfix, CourierIMAP, Apache, Squirrellmail. Or similar functionallity.

I have a second FitPC currently not used. Might install Turnkey now or possibly wait until you mail appliance is ready. Because I'm lazy!



stu's picture

So, how much polishing is this mail appliance going to take?

previous post was 2009 its now 2011.

Alon Swartz's picture

Liraz was referring to the Zimbra appliance (initial release was 2009.10), but you might also want to check out the iredmail tklpatch

Aol's picture

Any usable mail server yet?

3piece's picture

I'm in the process of setting up a dovecot mail server ontop of one of  the LAMP turnkey as it already has postfix, ssl and mysql installed (though I would prefer postgresql).

I would be very intersted in a well configured and secure mail server appliance.

Lepi Fant's picture

Is there any news about turnkey mail server?


Jeremy Davis's picture

It is still high on the wishlist but unfortunately keeps getting pushed back down the list by other things...

Personally I think 2 appliances would be good: 1) A simple Mail server with webmail interface; and 2) a more fully featured groupware type appliance (with calandering etc as well as email/webmail).

Harsh reality is though that until someone picks up the development I don't think either will happen anytime soon... Sorry to be the bearer of bad news...

Neerav Pandya's picture

I am eagerly awaiting the availability of mail server appliance. Hope it comes out soon.

stu's picture

Lets face it, its probably not going to happen.    Its a shame because it reflects on turnkeys attitude to the appliances it has created.  Probably more interested in lamp and smb than smtp or imap.

Is there a difficulty with spam blacklisting or something?  I dont understand why this has not been picked up.

Liraz Siri's picture

There's only so much two people can do. I agree it's a shame we're spread so thin. Alon and I do 99.9% of the development at this point and we release it all under an open source license. All the build tools are also open sourced. You could pick them up and make any appliance you want in a couple of days and then contribute that back to the project. That would be more productive than cracking the whip and complaining that we're not working fast enough for you.

The truth is between everything the two of us have to do just to keep TurnKey in the same place we'll never have enough time to package and maintain all the good software that is out there as TurnKey apps. So rather than expanding the roster we've invested in improving the development infrastructure so we have a better shot at attracting new blood to the project.

stu's picture

Thankyou so much for that reply, It gives us more of a picture of what is going on.     Lets hope we have budged this project and it will get started soon.     I would love to help, but even though live linux is something I have been working with for over 10 years now, I fear that I am not very good with mail, which is why i came here in the first place.    Thankyou for your efforts Liraz, I hope my posts have not offended you.

Jeremy Davis's picture

Then feel free to post a new thread. I will do all i can to help out.

{update] FWIW I have just done a more extensive post on the basics of TKLDev which despite the fact that it relates to a different prospective appliance, should be relevant to create a mailserver appliance.

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