This tutorial shows you how to install Postfix (2.9.6) with Dovecot (2.0.19), the manage tool Vimbadmin (2.2.2) and SpamAssassin (3.3.2) on Ubuntu Server 12.04 (I got feedback that this tutorial still works for Ubuntu Server 14.04).

If you are using Chef, “Install ViMbAdmin with Chef” can speed things up a bit.

Perform all actions as root!



You should check that your server has a valid fqdn hostname (complete with the domain part):

hostname --fqd

If you get something like “localhost” or “mail” More >