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Old 06-03-2006, 02:07 AM   #1
gordonp
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linux and win xp mailboxes


Hello everyone.
This is my first question. I have finally taken the plunge into the world of linux. My biggest problem so far is the amount of information available, and the amount of available packages to do a certain task. I am trying to set up a mail server, with mailboxes for a couple of users, that can be accessed by win xp and debian on different machines. What packages do i use?.

Thank you
 
Old 06-03-2006, 02:36 AM   #2
JimBass
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The OS of a client has next to nothing to do with a mail server, IE most every computer should be able to access mail from a mail server regardless of win/linux/mac/sun/unix/bsd etc.

Aside from that you haven't told us what version of linux you are running. Even further, there are probaly close to 100 different mail servers out there, so which to use is more a question of needs and how you want things to run. The best site I have seen for newbie mailserver setup is http://qmailrocks.org. If you follow the directions for your distrobution of linux, you have a fully functional server with webpages for control in no time.

I like qmail, but horde, sendmail and many many others all have their advantages and disadvantages.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 06-03-2006, 02:43 AM   #3
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Thank you, will check out the site.
I was trying to keep the post short, i am running debian stable.
 
Old 06-03-2006, 10:34 AM   #4
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I run Debian stable on all of the servers I work with. It would help both yourself and us if you put Debian in your profile that goes along the left hand side of your posts. The way to do that is to click on the "My LQ" on the bar across the top, then select "Edit Profile" along the left hand side, and the bottom line of that page asks for your distrobution.

Since you are using Debian, I can speak firsthandedly about how good the qmailrocks site does. If you don't like something about qmail, Debian ships out with the exim4 mail server built into it. You could simply reconfigure that to function as a mail server. You can also do things like use Debian's great apt-get utility to install servers, like apt-get install courier-pop or any other server. The command
Code:
apt-cache search mail
can show you the mountain of mail applications out there. You could also restrict it a bit more if you know which server type you want, like
Code:
apt-cache search qmail
apt-cache search horde
apt-cache search courier
And so forth and so on.

Peace,
JimBass
 
  


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