FreeBSD Email Server
07/28/2006 - I am working on building a new email server for my employer. The new server will run FreeBSD as the OS of choice. Since I don't profess to being a *nix admin, I have spent a considerable amount of time searching the interent for some help with respect to documentation. In my travels I have found a few references which I plan on merging into a single "How-To", specific to my requirements.
Build a Mail Server with Commodity Hardware and FreeBSD, Part 1. Use simple PC hardware and freely-available open source software to offer e-mail services. By David S. Markowitz
Build a Mail Server with Commodity Hardware and FreeBSD, Part 2 (the Extras). How to expand a basic e-mail server system with virus protection, spam detection, and Webmail access. By David S. Markowitz
Securing a FreeBSD System is the first step. This document takes the user through the process of installing and securing a new system. I am not the original author for this document. How to install a secure bsd system
"Keeping FreeBSD up-to-date: A Security Odyssey" is another reference I am using. The original documentation can be found at taosecurity.com/keeping_freebsd_up-to-date.html
Step One : Installing a Fresh OS
Step 2 : Creating the email server
The next step involves customizing the new server into an email server. My ultimate goal is to build an email server using Mail::Toaster email server scripts. This link has a good set of instructions for building a secure email server...but it lacks the intial loading process for FreeBSD.