Update and Upgrade Debian. Install bzip2.

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install bzip2

Install iRedmail

wget –no-check-certificate

tar xjf iRedMail-0.8.7.tar.bz2

cd iRedMail-0.8.7


**NOTE – bash script will install everything including MySQL, postfix, roundcube etc.

A series of prompts will be presented. Answer as follows:

1. Welcome and thanks for use-  Click Yes
2. Specify location to store all mailboxes. Default is /var/vmail/
3. Choose backend used to store mail accounts. Please choose the one which you’re familiar with – MySQL is my preference
4. Set password of MySQL root user. MySQL is used to store data of other applications, e.g. Roundcube webmail, Policyd, Amavisd-new.
5. Add your first mail domain name : – only supply domain not the FQDN at this stage
6. Set password of admin account of your first mail domain.
7. Choose optional components : [Select All and press Next…]
8. Setup will ask for iptables config and restart the firewall
9. Reboot

Login to iRedmail:

* URLs of installed web applications:
* – Webmail: httpS:// or httpS://x.x.x.x/mail (IP)
* – Admin Panel (iRedAdmin): httpS:// or httpS://x.x.x.x/iredadmin (IP)
* + Username: (mail domain name specified), Password: **********

All of the above information is emailed to the postmaster account and shown on screen. Take note.

That should be iRedmail up and running.

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