10. install cron entries home : internet : mail : toaster : configuration post-install

How to configure your Mail::Toaster

The toaster has two main configuration files, toaster.conf and toaster-watcher.conf. These should be configured during step 4 of the installation process. On most platforms, both of these files live in /usr/local/etc. Make changes to these files to customize your Mail::Toaster build.

The reason for having two config files is security. The toaster-watcher.conf file is available only to programs with root privileges (toaster-watcher.pl, toaster_setup.pl). This is because passwords and other security sensitive information is stored in that file.

toaster-watcher.conf controls options relating to:

  • where files are kept on your particular server
  • settings related to how the toaster is built
  • what programs and options are installed
  • where programs and run files are installed
  • run time parameters used to configure daemons
  • how the toaster's logs should be processed.

toaster.conf is for everything else (mailadmin, index.cgi, maillogs)

Read on for a post-install tutorial and other install notes.


  • David Chaplin-Loebell
  • Matt Simerson

FreeBSD rc.conf

Last modified on 4/28/05.