Entries by Athanasios Alexandrides

macOS Server alternatives Survey

At the beginning of the year, Apple announced that they will discontinue most services included with macOS Server. Since then, we have started implementing a variety of solutions for some of our clients. Some were migrated to outsourced services, some to alternative in-house solutions. With the most recent macOS Server 5.6 update, Apple started hiding […]


spamtrainer assists Mac OS X Server mail services administrators in updating and maintaining their SpamAssassin bayes database. spamtrainer will read the designated HAM and SPAM mailboxes, update the SpamAssassin databases and delete mail that has been learned from. It has an array of additional functions. Among them the possibility to backup/restore your bayes database and […]

Why do postconf -n and postfix reload produce unexpected output on OS X Server 5?

If you’ve been a long-time OS X Server user, especially from the days prior to OS X Server 5, then you’ll find that commands that used to work fine, suddenly produce unexpected output. For example: postconf -n may show you Postfix parameters which are completely different from what you would expect them to be. While: […]