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Here's a great big wad of info to read on setting up a mail server http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/linux-hn/sendmail.htm , but are you sure you want to? If you're just starting out, it's a pretty good way to learn the ins+outs of e-mail, but be careful if you're gonna read your e-mail back and forth across the Internet with it incase someone uses you as an open mail relay. Have fun!
That's bizzare. If you type http://http://www.google.com or any web address for that matter where you have 2 x http:// , you get directed to microsoft.com . Considering I'm running Debian 3.1 + Firefox 1.0.4 without Windows being installed anywhere on this machine, that makes me feel dirty :-( Any ideas on why that happens, I've never noticed 2 x http:// redirects you there, it can't be something in the http protocol can it?
Originally posted by fouldsy That's bizzare. If you type http://http://www.google.com or any web address for that matter where you have 2 x http:// , you get directed to microsoft.com . Considering I'm running Debian 3.1 + Firefox 1.0.4 without Windows being installed anywhere on this machine, that makes me feel dirty :-( Any ideas on why that happens, I've never noticed 2 x http:// redirects you there, it can't be something in the http protocol can it?
That's just Firefox' automatic search feature: when you type something on the address bar that Firefox don't understand as an URL, it calls google's "I'm Feeling Lucky"-action (i.e. redirects you automatically to the first page in the google result list). So, when you type http://http:// in the address bar Firefox won't recognize this and tries to google it. The first result when googleing with "http" is http://www.microsoft.com so you get redirected there.
Postfix is probably easier to configure, based on what I've heard. I've always used sendmail exclusively, though, mostly because I have a friend who knows it, If you're willing to wade through documentation/Google, it's actually not so bad. Exim and Qmail are other possibilities.