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How to setup nginx as mail proxy in ubuntu 22.04

I am having a droplet running Ubuntu 22.04 and i already installed nginx using following commands:

sudo apt update sudo apt install nginx

Now I wanted to setup SMTP server for which I referred following webpage: https://docs.nginx.com/nginx/admin-guide/mail-proxy/mail-proxy/

However when I run first command: ./configure --with-mail --with-mail_ssl_module --with-openssl=[DIR]/openssl-1.1.1 I get output saying: “-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory” I am running this command at root@ubuntu but I even tried it in /etc/nginx. I wanted to know where i should run command ./configure ?


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Hi there,

I believe that the module that you are referring to is only available with Nginx Plus.

You would need to remove the nginx web service and then you would need to first install Nginx Plus as described here:

https://docs.nginx.com/nginx/admin-guide/installing-nginx/installing-nginx-plus/

After that you can run the configure commands inside the Nginx Plus source directory.

Hope that this helps.

Best,

Bobby