Email server setup - is this realistic?
I'm pretty new to Linux, so I expect to have to do a lot of reading and experimenting to get this going...
My question is not 'how do I do it?' it's 'Is it possible and realistic for a newcomer?'
I want to set up an IMAP email server so that I can log on to a Linux machine (holding all my emails) from my laptop, a second desktop machine, or maybe even from out on the road. The network is already up and running.
My current email setup is via a fixed IP with my internet service provider, and I download my emails via pop3 and send them using their SMTP service. What I want to do is to get my emails from my ISP via pop3 and then store them on the Linux server, distributing them via IMAP when I log in from another machine. I'll still use the ISP's SMTP service for sending.
I have a Debian 'sarge' distribution and was thinking of using dovecot and exim-4.
I just thought I'd ask first to make sure I'm not attempting the impossible!