Recommended Preparations

The following questions might arise when starting practical work:

  • What are:

    • MTA

    • MDA

    • MUA

  • The difference between MBOX and Maildir

  • What is SASL and where do we use it?

  • What advantages and disadvantage are to be considered when running Postfix in a chroot environment?

  • Which purposes are being addressed by the configuration files and

  • What are local and virtual domains?

  • What do smtpd_*_restrictions account for?

  • What is an open relay?