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Old 12-10-2013, 04:22 AM   #1
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Exim mail system setup on fedora 8


Hi, i am a Linux newbie. i have just installed fedora 8 on my laptop and would wish to set it up as my small company mail server using exim as smtp and dovecot as pop3.

your guidance is highly appreciated
 
Old 12-10-2013, 10:05 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ!
Why did you install fedora 8?
The last stable version is 19.
 
Old 12-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #3
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Hi, i am a Linux newbie. i have just installed fedora 8 on my laptop and would wish to set it up as my small company mail server using exim as smtp and dovecot as pop3.

your guidance is highly appreciated
kooru hits it right on the head...Fedora 8 is ANCIENT..it is ELEVEN major versions out of date, and totally unsupported. If you insist on using Fedora, load the latest version.

You say you want a server for a small company...and Fedora isn't a good choice for servers, mainly because it is a fast-release distribution. To stay within the RPM ecosystem, load CentOS instead, which is designed for servers...slow release cycle, VERY stable, and supported for a much longer time. After that, I'd suggest looking up one of the MANY, easily-found how-to guides on Google, and following the instructions. We are happy to help with specific questions/problems you might have, but you need to follow the instructions/guides FIRST.

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/De...witchmail.html
 
Old 12-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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The following releases have reached End of Life, and are no longer maintained and do not receive any updates.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/End_of_life


Out of curiosity, why do want to run your mail server on a laptop??
 
Old 12-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:27 AM   #6
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Thanks to you all. i will install CentOS 5.2 final which i have with me and read through the guides provided. I will get back to you if i hit turbulence.
 
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No, CentOS 5 is at 5.10 right now so you should install that.
 
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Thanks to you all. i will install CentOS 5.2 final which i have with me and read through the guides provided. I will get back to you if i hit turbulence.
Why are you installing such old versions of Linux?? The latest CentOS is 6.5...installing old versions of an OS is only going to make things difficult for yourself. Newer hardware may have poor (if any) support from an old OS, and updating things may be difficult...if it's supported now, it may NOT be for long. All you're doing is setting yourself up for headaches.

Load the latest versions.
 
  


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