qmailAdmin is a free software package that provides a web interface for managing a qmail system with virtual domains. It provides admin for adding/deleting users, Aliases, Forwards, Mailing lists and Autoresponders.

Installing Dovecot and sieve on a vpopmail + qmail server


Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind. Dovecot is an excellent choice for both small and large installations. It's fast, simple to set up, requires no special administration and it uses very little memory.

Roundcube plugins

My enabled plugins are (at the moment):

  • password, which is already included in the plugins folder
  • managesieve, which writes sieve scripts to filter the incoming mails (reject, move to a specific folders etc.). Note that to use this you must have Dovecot managesieve enabled.
  • SpamAssassin-User-Prefs-SQL, which writes the spamassassin user preferences in the DB. The user will be allowed to create a black/white list, to adjust the required_score and so on.
  • markasjunk2. You can add the sender's email address to the blacklist, or run a command such as sa_learn. Requires sauprefs.
  • rcguard. This plugin logs failed login attempts and requires users to go through a reCAPTCHA verification process when the number of failed attempts go too high.
  • Context Menu. Adds context menus to the message list, folder list and address book. Menu includes the abilities mark messages as read/unread, delete, reply and forward.
  • autologon. Autologin from external Site e.g. (CMS, Portal ...)
  • logout_redirect. Modified version to only redirect to the homepage (depending on the domain part of the default identity)
  • newmail_notifier. can notify new mail focusing browser window and changing favicon, playing a sound and  displaying desktop notification (using webkitNotifications feature).
  • carddav. CardDav client. You can sync your addressbook against a CardDav server like owncloud or SoGO.
  • enigma adds support for viewing and sending of signed and encrypted messages in PGP (RFC 2440) and PGP/MIME (RFC 3156) format


Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.

Testing qmail, SMTP and auth

At this time /command/svcscanboot should have started qmail:

> ps axfww

 1905 pts/1    Sl     0:00 /home/vpopmail/bin/vusaged
 2008 pts/1    S      0:00 /bin/sh /command/svscanboot
 2010 pts/1    S      0:00  \_ svscan /service
 2012 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise qmail-smtpd
 2029 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |   \_ /usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -H -R -l 0 -x /home/vpopmail/etc/tcp.smtp.cdb -c 20 -u 89 -g 89 0 25 /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd
 2013 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise log
 2021 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |   \_ /usr/local/bin/multilog t /var/log/qmail/smtpd
 2014 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise qmail-send
 2027 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |   \_ qmail-send
 2039 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |       \_ qmail-lspawn 
 2040 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |       \_ qmail-rspawn
 2041 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |       \_ qmail-clean
 2042 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |       \_ qmail-todo
 2043 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |       \_ qmail-clean
 2015 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise log
 2025 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |   \_ /usr/local/bin/multilog t /var/log/qmail/send
 2016 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise vpopmaild
 2026 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |   \_ /usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -H -R -l 0 -u 0 -g 0 0 89 /home/vpopmail/bin/vpopmaild
 2017 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise log
 2023 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |   \_ /usr/local/bin/multilog t /var/log/qmail/vpopmaild
 2018 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise qmail-submission
 2024 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |   \_ /usr/local/bin/tcpserver -v -H -R -l 0 -x /home/vpopmail/etc/tcp.submission.cdb -c 20 -u 89 -g 89 0 587 /var/qmail/bin/qmail-smtpd /home/vpopmail/bin/vchkpw /bin/true
 2019 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise log
 2022 pts/1    S      0:00  |   |   \_ /usr/local/bin/multilog t /var/log/qmail/submission
 2020 pts/1    S      0:00  |   \_ supervise clear
 2011 pts/1    S      0:00  \_ readproctitle service errors: ...............................................................................................................................................

Building your ownCloud

Store your files, folders, contacts, photo galleries, calendars and more on a server of your own. Access that folder wherever you are from your mobile device, your desktop, or a web browser.
Keep your files, contacts, photo galleries, calendars and more synchronized amongst your devices.
Share your data with others, and give them access to your latest photo galleries, your calendar, your music, or anything else you want them to see. Share it publicly, or privately. It is your data, do what you want with it.


Tired of uploading and delete my photos and docs on dropbox, google drive etc. I stumbled upon this open source project, which is one of the most mature and well documented, and realized that the time to switch off all my existing proprietary clouds had come :)


vqadmin is a web based control panel that allows system administrators to perform actions which require root access — for example, adding and deleting domains.


  • Author: Inter7
  • Latest version: 2.0.5

Used for vacation messages. Required by qmailadmin.

Building your own mozilla-sync-1.1 server


More info: 

File synchronization (or syncing) in computing is the process of ensuring that computer files in two or more locations are updated via certain rules.

In one-way file synchronization, also called mirroring, updated files are copied from a 'source' location to one or more 'target' locations, but no files are copied back to the source location. In two-way file synchronization, updated files are copied in both directions, usually with the purpose of keeping the two locations identical to each other. (from wikipedia)

This note serves to remaind the steps to build a sync server of your own so that you can safely save your passwords and bookmarks, share them between all your mozilla devices, and sleep peacefully.


ezmlm is an easy-to-use, high-speed mailing list manager for qmail. ezmlm-idx is an extension of the original ezmlm software of D.J. Bernstein.

Since version 7.2.0 ezml-idx is able to to alter the From: address in messages from domains with strict SPF policies as announced here This will solve DMARC reject problems with users having yahoo or AOL addresses. Some changes were made in 7.2.1 and 7.2.2 to improve the process (read here