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Mastering NGINX by Dimitri Aivaliotis

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Configuring for web or mail service

NGINX is unique among high-performing web servers in that it was also designed to be a mail proxy server. Depending on your goals in building NGINX, you can configure it for web acceleration, a web server, a mail proxy, or all of them. It may be beneficial to have one package that you can install on any server in your infrastructure and be able to set NGINX's role through configuration, or it may serve your needs better to have a slimmed-down binary to use in high-performance environments where every extra KB counts.

Configure options for a mail proxy

The following table specifies configuration options that are unique to the mail module:

Table: Mail configure options

Option

Explanation

--with-mail

This will ...

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