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Old 07-10-2004, 12:26 PM   #1
jmirles
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Personal Mail Server


Is there a small-easy-to-use email server out there that can pull emails from my ISPs, run a spam filter on them and send the emails to the appropriate boxes within my email client, kmail? I want to keep using kmail, but I feel that spamassassin and Kmail don't really work well with each other. I figure that I could get my emails from my ISPs (pop3/smtp) and run a spam filter on the emails before they get to kmail.

I could then use kmail to mail out through my ISP. I don't want to get any emails that are not routed through my ISPs. Meaning, I don't want my email server to connect to anyone but my ISPs.

BTW - I have tried Mozilla mail and Thunderbird. I just like Kmail the best and would like to stick with it.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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what you're describing is not actually going to be "serving" anything at all... you want to pull the mail from the isp and put it somewhere? well that's what fetchmail is for, but it doesn't serve anything. i'm pretty sure you can get fetchmail to route through sa if you want.

to be actually serving something, you'd want an smtp server, to which your isp account will actively forward the mail to you as and when it exists. this would be done using an smtp server like exim.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 05:33 PM   #3
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Yes, that is it

I know nothing about this part of the system. But it sounds like something, others have done. I should be able to find a How-To somewhere out there.

So what are the advantages/disadvantages of doing it my way versus going to a full fledge server?

Mind you, I am only worried about my emails. Everyone else in the house is on their own. (smile)
 
Old 07-10-2004, 10:48 PM   #4
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In order to have your own mail server, you will want to have either a static IP address, or a dynamic IP with a utility that updates your ever changing IP address that the big DNS in the sky. Then you can run a dedicated SMTP server with your own cool address like "mail.jmirlis.biglinux.org", and have the MX record point to your server...

Most people would think that is too much work and just let their ISP do all the grunt work for them, and use fetchmail. Of course, you get fewer geek points that way.

If you do decide to set up a mail server, remember that postfix is much more secure that sendmail, and is a breeze to set up using webmin. http://www.webmin.com
 
  


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