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Introduction to Postfix Training Course Outline

Module 1: Postfix Basic Configuration

  • Introduction
  • Postfix Configuration Files
  • Domain Name to Use in Outbound Mail
  • What Domains to Receive Mail for
  • Clients
  • Destinations
  • Delivery Methods
  • Trouble to Report to the Postmaster
  • Proxy/NAT External Network Addresses
  • Postfix Logging
  • Running Postfix Daemon Processes Chrooted
  • Hostname
  • Domain Name
  • Network Addresses

Module 2: Postfix Architecture Overview

  • How Postfix Receives and Delivers Mail?
  • Postfix Behind the Scenes
  • Support Commands

Module 3: Postfix Address Rewriting

  • Purpose
  • Rewrite Message Headers or Not, or to Label as Invalid
  • Postfix Address Rewriting Overview
  • Address Rewriting When Mail is Received and Delivered
  • Address Rewriting with Remote Delivery
  • Address Rewriting with Local Delivery
  • Debugging Your Address Manipulations

Module 4: Virtual Domain Hosting

  • Canonical Versus Hosted Versus Other Domains
  • Local Files Versus Network Databases
  • Shared Domains, UNIX System Accounts
  • Postfix Virtual ALIAS Example: Separate Domains, UNIX System Accounts
  • Postfix Virtual MAILBOX Example: Separate Domains, Non-UNIX Accounts
  • Non-Postfix Mailbox Store: Separate Domains, Non-UNIX Accounts
  • Mail Forwarding Domains
  • Mailing Lists
  • Autoreplies

Module 5: Bottleneck Analysis

  • Introducing the qshape Tool
  • Trouble Shooting with qshape
  • Healthy Queue
  • Deferred Queue Full of Dictionary Attack Bounces
  • Congestion in the Active Queue
  • High Volume Destination Backlog
  • Postfix Queue Directories

Module 6: Content Inspection

  • Content Inspection Overview
  • Stopping Backscatter Mail
  • Built-in Content Inspection
  • After-Queue Content Filter
  • Before-Queue Content Filter
  • Before-Queue Milter Applications

Module 7: SMTP Relay and Access Control

  • Relay Control, Junk Mail Control, and Per-User Policies
  • Restrictions that Apply to all SMTP Mail
  • Getting Selective with SMTP Access Restriction Lists
  • Delayed Evaluation of SMTP Access Restriction Lists
  • use of smtpd Recipient Restrictions
  • SMTP Access Rule Testing

Module 8: Postfix Lookup Table Overview

  • Postfix Lookup Table Model
  • Postfix Lists Versus Tables
  • Preparing Postfix for LDAP or SQL Lookups
  • Maintaining Postfix Lookup Table Files
  • Updating Berkeley DB Files Safely
  • Postfix Lookup Table Types

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Who should attend this Introduction to Postfix Training Course?

The Introduction to Postfix Training is a comprehensive program designed to provide delegates with a foundational understanding of the Postfix mail server, an open-source software widely used for managing email communication within networks. The course is beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Network Administrators
  • Information Technology (IT) Managers
  • System Administrators
  • IT Support Personnel
  • Linux Experts
  • Email System Operators
  • Web Hosting Providers

Prerequisites of the Introduction to Postfix Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for the Introduction to Postfix Training. However, a basic understanding of networking, email services and Postfix can be beneficial.    

Introduction to Postfix Training Course Overview

The Introduction to Postfix Training is one of the IT Support and Solution Certification Course that offers a foundational exploration of Postfix, a pivotal mail transfer agent widely employed in Unix-like operating systems. With email communication being a cornerstone of modern business operations, understanding Postfix is essential for individuals seeking to proficiently manage email servers. Postfix plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficient and reliable delivery of emails within diverse IT environments.

Professionals engaged in system administration, network management, and IT security are encouraged to master Postfix. This knowledge becomes particularly critical for those entrusted with the configuration and maintenance of email servers, as it empowers them to establish secure and seamless email communication channels within their organisational infrastructures

In this 1-day training course provided by The Knowledge Academy, delegates will be introduced with practical insights into Postfix configuration, security considerations, and effective troubleshooting. Covering key aspects such as mail routing, anti-spam measures, and integration with other mail-related tools, delegates will gain hands-on skills necessary to proficiently manage Postfix in diverse IT environments.

Course Objectives

  • To establish a fundamental understanding of Postfix and its pivotal role as a mail transfer agent
  • To acquire practical skills in configuring and customising Postfix to meet diverse email server requirements
  • To master security considerations and implement best practices in Postfix configuration
  • To explore effective mail routing strategies for ensuring efficient and reliable email delivery
  • To understand and implement anti-spam measures within Postfix configurations
  • To develop proficiency in troubleshooting and resolving common issues encountered in Postfix implementations

Upon completion of this course, delegates will possess not only a theoretical understanding of Postfix but also hands-on skills to configure, secure, and troubleshoot the mail transfer agent effectively. This expertise enables delegates to play a pivotal role in establishing and maintaining secure and reliable email communication channels within their organisational infrastructure, contributing to streamlined information exchange.

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What’s included in this Introduction to Postfix Training Course?

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  • Introduction to Postfix Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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There are no formal prerequisites to attend this course.
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