Our free tools for Mac OS X Server Mail Services – spamtrainer and mailbfr – have been downloaded more than 100’000 times and are helping system administrators looking after Mac OS X Servers from 10.3 to 10.11.


Our free tutorials and whitepapers related to Mac OS X Server Mail and Web Services have been downloaded more than 500’000 times. The tutorials are available for a wide range of topics and for Mac OS X Server versions from 10.4 to 10.11.


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Where is the crontab file located for spamtrainer?

spamtrainer uses the root crontab. You can either edit it directly or use spamtrainer -i to add/remove the cron job.

Can I buy support?

Well, yes and no. If you have a question which is strictly related to any of our tools, we normally will help you out for free. For any other kind of support related to Mac OS X Server we do offer professional consultancy services. You can get more information on this page

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Are the tools free?

Yes. For time being the tools and tutorials are free for personal and commercial use. Depending on how much burden this puts on our time and wallet, this may or may not change over time.

Rejecting virtual mail users before the content-filter on OS X Server

A short tutorial on how to modify your postfix confguration so that unknown virtual mail users get rejected before content-filtering. By Athanasios Alexandrides NOTE: This document is deprecated. Instructions have been incorporated into the tutorial Making Virtual Mail Users in Mac OS X Server


Latest FAQs

Is spamtrainer compatible with OS X 10.13.x High Sierra and OS X Server 5.4?

Yes, starting with version 2.2.3, spamtrainer is compatible with OS X 10.13.x High Sierra and OS X Server 5.4.
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Is spamtrainer compatible with OS X 10.12.x Sierra and OS X Server 5.3?

Yes, starting with version 2.2.2, spamtrainer is compatible with OS X 10.12.x Sierra and OS X Server 5.3.
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Error when sending mail from Roundcube Webmail

Symptom: You can login to Roundcube/Webmail but receive an error when sending. Possible Solution: Edit the following file /usr/local/topicdesk/roundcube/WebApp/config/ Add the following 2 lines $config['smtp_user'] = '%u'; $config['smtp_pass'] = '%p'; Changes take effect immediately, no need to logout. Test sending mail. Please leave a comment if this worked for you, or if it didn't and you'd like additional advice. Jeff
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Why did Server 5.1 break Roundcube Webmail ?

It appears that Server 5.1 doesn't properly activate webapps for the two default websites. This issue only effects roundcube installations upgraded to Server 5.1 Roundcube can be installed or re-installed on Server 5.1 without issue. Quick Fix To re-activate the webapp after upgrading to Server 5.1, run this command: sudo /Applications/ start com.topicdesk.roundcube
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How Do I Add a Webmail Icon to the Default OS X Server Page?

Please read the complete tutorial before attempting This tutorial is valid for OS X 10.10 & 10.11 running Server app 5 To complete this tutorial you will need Terminal and your favorite text editor (Sublime Text or Adobe Brackets are great for this) and of course admin privileges. Step 1 - copy default page to Desktop To locate the correct path for your language paste this command into Terminal ls /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/Default/ In Terminal paste in the following code: This example is using the English version simply adjust for your default server language cp -H /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites/Default/default.html.en ~/Desktop/default.html Step 2 Now that…
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