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Old 07-07-2005, 05:01 PM   #1
khwang
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I want to set up a mail server on my machine


I'm a complete n00b, but I do have the following set up on my machine:

Ubuntu 5.04
Apache2
MySQL
PHP, Perl

I'd like to set up a mail server on my machine, and I have no idea what package to get, or where to begin.

Can you give me some helpful links?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-07-2005, 05:07 PM   #2
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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!
 
Old 07-07-2005, 05:14 PM   #3
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http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/linux-hn/sendmail.htm
that link redirects me to the M$ site.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 05:18 PM   #4
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Woah, that's weird [scratches head]. Every time I make that link it rediects to the wrong place :-( Copy + paste works fine though...
 
Old 07-07-2005, 05:25 PM   #5
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Woah, that's weird [scratches head]. Every time I make that link it rediects to the wrong place :-( Copy + paste works fine though...
Hmm the link seems to be http://http://... Take out one of those and it should be ok.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 05:27 PM   #6
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ok, this link works:

Configuring Linux Mail Servers

exactly what I needed, thanks.

Last edited by khwang; 07-07-2005 at 05:29 PM.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 06:23 AM   #7
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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?
 
Old 07-08-2005, 09:25 AM   #8
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Quote:
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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.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 10:27 AM   #9
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Sneaky! Cheers for that, thought I was going (more) insane with that one...
 
Old 07-08-2005, 11:59 AM   #10
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Big n00b over here =)

I've also been pondering this mail server idea. Is there a big difference between sendmail and postfix? Does anyone recommend one over the other?


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Old 07-08-2005, 12:45 PM   #11
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I found this article:

http://www.informit.com/articles/art...&seqNum=6&rl=1
 
Old 07-08-2005, 08:47 PM   #12
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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.
 
  


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