Linux or Windows Mail Server Setup

This project is for a recommendation + upto two hours of your time to discuss your recommendation if it is accepted, so please keep your bids very low!


Please bid only if:

* You have a great deal of experience with Mail Servers (the project involves interacting with someone who has 23 years experience with mail systems)

* You are interested in bidding on the 'implementation phase' in a few months

Winning Bid:

The winning bid will be the recommendation we decide to go with, but do not dismay if you don't get selected as I will keep in mind anyone who writes a good recommendation for future projects (I work for a lot of different companies who have various mail needs)

If I don't find a solution that suits, I will award the project to the person who put the most effort into their recommendation (I think this would be the most fair outcome)

Project Reasoning:

I do not have the time to research current 'mail solutions' including Virus / Spam Filtering options.

Project Brief:

We are considering expanding our mail services to an estimated 3000 users, could grow from there.

We have not determined if it should be on a Windows 2003 or Debian Server.

We have a preference toward a Windows server, but currently run Debian. At the time of the installation of the original server, there was NOT a low cost windows 'mail server' solution. This may still be the case.

Factors are:

* Cost (our current Debian solution is built on free open source software)

* Ongoing Administration.


I am a Win32 programmer and run Windows 2003 webservers, I am extremely competent at all things Windows, but my Linux admin skills are very very average. With a linux solution I would need to outsource the Server setup and the Admin.

Mailserver to be configured for:

* Grey listing

* DBL lists

* Virus checking. (We have a great setup at the moment, with a good record on spam detection.)

* Mail Limits

* Multiple Domains


Webmail Interface (must be user friendly and very very visually appealing. It MUST have an option to add a 'footer' to every email sent for our advertising.)

User Accounts:

Can be added from a webpage or from our console software (currently my Windows App SSH's into the debian server to add accounts, we can create scripts for this in-house)

Skills: Script Install, System Admin

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About the Employer:
( 6 reviews ) Mount Gambier, Australia

Project ID: #215598

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I recommend that you tweak your existing Debian based mail solution so that it can be scalable and to have a better looking web mail system. Switching from Linux to windows is bad choice is a lot of ways. Reliable mai More

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Certified Linux System Administrator ready to work. Please check your PM. Kindly Regards. Nick.

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Ready to discuss it with you.

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Hello, I have built mail servers on linux and windows servers

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Please check my PM

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I have time to discuss today. I run my own mail server and several for contract customers. Let me know you thought payment via paypal.

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ready to start

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