How to install an email gateway

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An Mail Gateway is a Linux machine or VPS (virtual private server) installed between Internet and your E-mail server. Its primary role is to protect the email server by filtering incoming messages from Internet. Secondary, an email gateway may be used as an outgoing gateway in case you want to add some new email features which are not provided by your email server, like DKIM for MS Exchange 2000 or 2003.

Designed for Linux and Windows email system administrators, Scrollout F1 is a free anti-spam and anti-virus email firewall (gateway) for multiple domains and email servers, with DLP for outgoing messages filtering Excel, Word, PDF and image files (archived or hidden).

This tutorial shows how to install an email gateway in a few minutes.


The first thing you will need is a VPS server with the following configuration:

Disk space : 10GB
Processor : 1 core
RAM Memory : 512 MB
OS : Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" 32 bits

NETCIEL provides VPS servers with this configuration from 5€ /month.

Download And Install Scrollout F1.


apt-get install sudo -y
sudo -i
cd /tmp
wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/scrollout/files/update/scrolloutf1.tar/download -O scrolloutf1.tar
tar -xvf scrolloutf1.tar
chmod 755 /tmp/scrolloutf1/www/bin/*
/tmp/scrolloutf1/www/bin/install.sh

Press ENTER every time you are asked to answer a question. By doing this you will select the default recommended answer.

When done, the Graphic User Interface URL address and default Admin password will be displayed.

URL: http://<your.ip.address>/
Login: Admin
Password: 123456
Remember to change your password!

In this video you will learn how to configure your new Mail Gateway:


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