The Book of

The Book of Postfix

The Book of Postfix explains in detail how to configure Postfix, the famous message transfer agent by Wietse Venema, for various uses.

Practical and comprehensive, the book shows the reader how to deal with everyday challenges like protecting mail users from spam and viruses, providing multiple domains, and roaming access.

The Book of Postfix is written by Ralf Hildebrandt and Patrick Koetter - active members of the Postfix Mailing list, contributors of HOWTOS and long time postmasters themselves.

Read the Table of Contents to get an idea what the book will deal with in detail.

Translations of the book

Several publishers are about to release localized versions of The Book of Postfix within autumn 2005 and spring 2006. If you are looking for a version in your language, check this page regularly. We will publish links to these translations


The Book of Postfix has hit the stores. If your shop can't find it, here's what they need:

Hildebrandt, Ralf.
  The book of Postfix : state-of-the-art message transport / Ralf Hildebrandt and Patrick Koetter.
    p. cm.
  ISBN 1-59327-001-1

Here's a list of online bookstores, where you can get the book:

Opinions on the book

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Reviews and Interviews

We've started to collect reviews to help you get an idea what others think of the book. If you know of any we haven't listed here, please send us a note to

Martin ´MC´ Brown from The Writers Perspective did an interview about the Book of Postfix, Postfix itself and spam with us.