Linux: Email Services (LPIC-2)

Postfix is a common SMTP server in Linux with Dovecot providing client POP3 and IMAP access. This course will teach you how to install and manage email services on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 20, 2018
Duration
2h 21m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 20, 2018
Duration
2h 21m
Description

Do you need to be the Linux Administrator who can resolve and manage the corporate email system? In this course, Linux: Email Services (LPIC-2), you will gain the ability to setup and manage Linux based email systems as well as prepare yourself for the LPIC-2 exam. First, you will learn to make use of Debian variables to ensure you are presented with the full installation script for Postfix, the SMTP service in Linux. Next, you will discover how to secure SMTP with TLS using STARTTLS, utilizing the single port 25. Finally, you will explore how to configure and manage POP3 and IMAP services with Dovecot. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Linux Email services required by the LPIC-2 202 exam.

About the author
About the author

Andrew is a committed evangelist of the Linux Operating System and the concept of community and freedom that it provides. He has worked as a technical trainer since 1995 and has taught throughout the world, including Australia, the US, Germany and Eastern Europe. Andrew started teaching Linux in 2004 when Novell acquired SUSE and has been a long time supporter of Novell and provides SYSOP support the the Certifed Novell Instructor community on Linux. Andrew founded theurbanpenguin and has been submitting video training material to his YouTube channel since 2009 and currently has over 8,500 subscribers and 1.6 Million views. Andrew has had two publications with Packt: Citrix Access Gateway VPX Essentials (2012) and Citrix XenApp (2013).

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, everyone and welcome. My name is Andrew Mallett, but you may also know me as the Urban Penguin. We look today at extending the LPIC level 2 courses that we have by adding in the topic 211, Managing Email Services. Yes, you can be the guru within your organization, the person who can effectively manage email within your enterprise. Being able to deploy Postfix as your SMTP server and Dovecot to provide remote access to the client mailboxes using either POP3 or IMAP. During the course we will show you many demonstrations, making sure that you are able to make use of DEBIAN variables to expose more complete installation scripts when using app to install your packages. We'll be looking at using SMTP and SMTPS and combining them on a single port 25, unifying your encrypted and unencrypted traffic on a single port. We'll learn how to install and configure Dovecot, implementing IMAP and email and filtering with Sieve. By the end of the course you will have gathered the knowledge required for topic 211 of the Linux Professional Institute exam. To complete this course you're going to need good Linux command line skills as well as the ability to install Ubuntu 16. 04 server.

Managing Mail Delivery with Dovecot
Hello, and welcome to this Pluralsight presentation. My name is Andrew Mallett and I'm here as your instructor to help guide you through the module where we take a look at managing mail delivery with Dovecot. Now it's my job to make sure that you get all of the information you need, whether that's to set up a server or whether it's preparing to pass the exam. You're going to be able to contact me through the discussion forum of this course. You'll find that on the main course page or you can find me on Twitter @theurbanpenguin and my personal website is www. theurbanpenguin. com. Now we've got a few objectives to go through and just a couple where we look for the 202-450 exam and that's going to be looking at the Dovecot IMAP and POP3 configuration and filtering incoming email with Sieve. Now for this to work we have to have a few demonstrations and the demonstrations are listed here for you. We'll be looking at installing and configuring Dovecot. So that's our POP3 and IMAP server. We'll be looking at installing and configuring a command line email client Mutt and we're going to be installing that on a second server so that we can then show how we can remotely collect our email rather than as we've seen so far where we've been logging on directly to the server console. And we'll be looking at how we can filter our incoming messages with Sieve. So this is a simple thing that we can look at; maybe we want to go through and start putting spam messages into a junk folder, something like that, but we'll see how we set these filters up. So that's enough with our introduction. Let's get into our first demonstration.