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Old 11-29-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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how to setup mail server on debian ?


hello guys , i am new to debian and to linux itself , i am looking for a guide to setup a mail server on my domain (company.net) so i could have some accounts like
webmaster@company.net
etc....

and i was wondering how i can make it , and if there a webmail interface to control my emails.

P.S.
this is server located at my home so i have full access
thanks alot in advance , hope you can help me.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 12:29 AM   #2
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Here is a pretty straight forward debian mail server setup. Just follow the steps. http://www.debianadmin.com/debian-ma...rrel-mail.html
 
Old 11-30-2008, 02:12 AM   #3
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If you want to use something thing other than debian, I have a live DvD mail server based on slackware 12.1, it has everything already to go, it has a desktop interface and works the same as any other live ditro out there, and you don't have to install it if you just want to test it out, check out my website and see if it suits your needs.

www.kirramail.com
 
Old 11-30-2008, 02:35 AM   #4
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hello guys , i am new to debian and to linux itself , i am looking for a guide to setup a mail server on my domain (company.net) so i could have some accounts like
webmaster@company.net
First, do you have a fixed or dynamic IP?
Most smtpservers don't accept mails when sent from a dynamic IP.
Does your provider allow to use port 25, other then for his own smtp?
Can you change the MX records from your domain to use the IP at home?
If yes, it is straight forward, just install a mailserver, (I use exim)

If you have a dynamic IP, you can use the smtp from your provider as a smart_host to sent mail.

To recieve mail, some domains give you the option to create mailaddresses on your domain, and forward them to an excisting mailaddress.
Just create a catch-all, and all mail from the domain will be forwarded to an excisting mailaddress

Hell, it all depends on what you want, and what you have.
 
Old 11-30-2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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thanks alot guys , ill try this guide tonight and report back
 
Old 12-03-2008, 06:46 AM   #6
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Hello.

I would like to setup a SMTP server as well so I can send mail from my LAN only. I would like to use Thunderbird to send mail through a local SMTP server with user@domain.com.

Can I follow the How to previously mentioned here?

Thank you.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 11:28 AM   #7
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yes but as mentioned, you might want to check with your isp to ensure that they are not blocking port 25 or no one will be able to send you email.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 08:22 AM   #8
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yes but as mentioned, you might want to check with your isp to ensure that they are not blocking port 25 or no one will be able to send you email.
Port 25 is not blocked. I called and they said it isn't blocked. So, what you guys recommend for a SMTP server, easy to install, configure and administer for local use only. All I want is to be able to send mail from my LAN.

Also, I have a dynamic IP.

Thank you.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 08:35 AM   #9
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Port 25 is not blocked. I called and they said it isn't blocked. So, what you guys recommend for a SMTP server, easy to install, configure and administer for local use only. All I want is to be able to send mail from my LAN.

Also, I have a dynamic IP.

Thank you.
Depends on how you configure it. You can configure it for people only on your local network or for anyone. Just follow the guide and make adjustments. Here is another great place to look. http://www.postfix.org/
 
  


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