IT 3100: Systems Design and Administration I
Remote Email Access
Due according to the class schedule.
In this assignment, you will configure the existing mail server to allow for remote access to mail boxes, and to allow remote email users to send mail through the existing mail server.
Throughout the semester this server must be functioning correctly.
Configure the system for remote email reading
Install and configure the
dovecot-imapd software package
on the existing mail server to provide IMAP access to
users’ mail boxes. Also install
python-minimal so my grading
script can run.
Only the encrypted IMAP port (
imaps) should be used for
Configure MTA to send for remote MUA users
exim4 to allow users to authenticate from
remote (off LAN) sites and send outgoing email.
Configure remote email clients (MUA)
Configure an email client software package to read and send email using your email system.
For passoff purposes, collect a screen shot of each system to demonstrate it is functioning correctly. You should capture the system reading messages, and sending messages.
Verify that your system is sending and receiving email messages correctly. You’ll want to consider the source and destination of the messages.
- Send from your MTA system
- Send from your MUA system
- Send to your MTA system
Use the log files to look for potential errors.
Submission File Format
This assignment has an additional submission requirement of the four screen captures of the working MUAs.
The submission file is a UNIX text file, and must have this format, exactly!
The file must be named
mta: ip_address_of_MTA user: user_name_created_for_passoff pass: password_for_user host: name.of.mta.machine domain: name.of.domain
For example, my file would look like this:
mta: 184.108.40.206 user: bbonzai pass: $&^bbi13 host: mail.dsutux.us domain: dsutux.us
Submission and Passoff
Use the Submisions link at the top of the page to submit your text file to the
Check back at the submissions site for feedback on the completeness of your work. Fix anything that’s wrong. Repeat.
Last Updated 10/02/2020