Assistant - milter installation

MSH Out of Office Assistant is not supported now. To manage auto replies please try MSH Postfix Autoresponder application.


Before you could set vacation auto replies and common email autoresponses you need to install and configure Milter extension to your mail server.

MSH Out of Office Assistant supports Postfix, Sendmail and cooperate with Mozilla Thunderbird mail client.

Install milter server module on your MTA

Application consists of three modules:

  • Server Module - which is installed on mail server
  • Administrator Panel – used by administrator to configure and set up client modules
  • Client Module – extensions for Mozilla Thunderbird installed on users desktops machines

Below you will find description of Server Module installation. After downloading application, you need to add executable bit to install script.

chmod +x msh-o3a-milter.bin

Run the installation script with –-auto parameter:

./msh-o3a-milter.bin -–auto

After successful installation, you’ll see output like this:

* Checking permissions... OK
* Self extracting installer... OK
* Checking Java 1.6 or above installation... OK
* Running installer...
* Extracting files... OK
* Copying init script files... OK
* Updating init scripts... OK
* Copying remove script... OK
* Updating postfix configuration file...
* Appending smtpd_milters = inet:localhost:7072
* Starting msh-o3a-settings... OK
* Starting msh-o3a-milter... OK
* Reloading postfix... OK
* Application installed.

By default application installs in /opt/msh-o3a directory.

Post installation configure

Server Module don’t need additional configuration, it works out of the box. You only need to remember to check if firewall is not blocking 1105 and 1106 TCP ports.

To learn more visit MSH Postfix Autoresponder website.

Lukasz is a software developer and owner of MSH Software company which builds email processing tools for Microsoft Exchange, Zimbra Collaboration Suite and Postfix. He specializes in server, desktop and web applications written in Java, .NET and C++.