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Mini IndiMail Installation

IndiMail 1.7.3 comes with option in svctool to install QMQP service. IndiMail 1.7.5 will come with RPM package indimail-mini which will allow you to install a mini indimail installation. A mini indimail installation comes up with a bare minimum list of programs to enable you to send out mails. A indimail-mini installation doesn't have a mail queue. Instead it gives each new message to a central server through QMQP.

Many of my friends run web servers which need to send out emails. If you already have an installation of IndiMail messaging server on your network, you can quickly setup a mini indimail installation on your web server, without impacting the performance by using QMQP. To use QMQP service, you need to have QMQP service running on your IndiMail messaging server. All other servers (including your webservers) can have a indimail-mini installation.

How do I set up a QMQP service?

You need to have at least one host on your network offering QMQP service to your clients. IndiMail…

Instant Mail to domains added by vadddomain

IndiMail has a program called vbulletin using which you can instantly email all your subscribers in a domain that has been created using vadddomain. Whenever an authentication requests comes to IndiMail through POP3, IMAP or authenticated SMTP, a hook called Login_Tasks gets called. One of the job that Login_Tasks does is to look for a file, in RFC822 format, with ",all" in the end of the filename. If such a file is found, it is copied to the user's Maildir. By using the timestamp of the original file, Login_Tasks also ensures that the file is copied once only.

The good thing about using bulletins is that the email is available instantly to all users. No queues, no delays and a huge saving of system resources.

You can manually copy the file to /var/indimail/control/domain_name/bulk_mail directory or use the vbulletin command

% vbulletin -f /tmp/new_offers.eml -a

vbulletin is especially useful when you want to target a subsection of your users or when you have la…