PureMessage Installation

Use the PureMessage installer to install and deploy PureMessage in varying configurations. The Full Installation option installs PureMessage on a single server. The Custom Installation option provides the flexibility to assign server roles to any number of servers in a network.

Before running the installer, review the PureMessage "Prerequisites" section.

Note: While many terminal applications and environment variables will work with the PureMessage installer, Sophos has tested and supports using xterm, putty and the console with a $PMX_TERM environment variable of either xterm or vt100. If you have trouble with your installer's display, use one of these combinations.

PureMessage includes a menu-based installer that streamlines the installation process. This installer launches in a console window. The window is partitioned into two sections; the left side displays installation options, and the right side displays help text. Use the following keyboard commands to navigate the installer:

  • Tab : moves cursor from one option to another
  • Left/Right Arrow : shifts focus between the left and right panes of the installer
  • Up/Down Arrow : scrolls the text in the right pane of the installer (if the right pane has focus)
  • Space Bar : selects the highlighted option or check box(es)
  • Enter : accepts the selected options or check box(es)
Important: Sophos strongly recommends that you do not resize the installer console window once the PureMessage installer launches. Resizing the console window may cause the installer to terminate. Before installing, stop any process that uses port 25, including existing versions of Postfix or sendmail. Regardless of whether you configure PureMessage to work with an existing mail transfer agent (MTA) or the sendmail or Postfix version that is bundled with PureMessage, you must start the designated MTA after installation is complete.