Hi, desperately trying to move off XP. Have set up a Linux Lite system including Wine as need to run a couple of XP apps with significant historic data. One is The Bat!, my plain text, multiple account email software. It's running OK. As I'm running Windows under Wine and Virtual Box and also most (all?) of my email is with Windows users and lots of attachments, I feel I need to take precautions.
Comodo has been selected for active malware protection. It can scans emails via Postfix and a few other MTAs. However, The Bat! under Wine is talking direct to my ISP over TCP/IP.
Solution?: Install Postfix and Dovecot and configure The Bat! to use Postfix +Dovecot as follows:
The Bat! email software under Wine - defined for each of my email addresses:
SMTP server: smtp.mymailserver.mypc:25 - no SSL
Pop3 server: pop.mymailserver.mypc:110 - no SSL
From address: email@example.com
Repyto address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dovecot - defined for each of my email addressess:
User ID: email@example.com
SMTP server: auth.smtp.myISP.co.uk:25 - SSL / STARTTLS with password
Pop3 server: pop.myISP.co.uk:995 - SSL / TLS with password
Outgoing using Smarthost to myISP
relayhost: auth.smtp.myISP.co.uk - seems to duplicate above
smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/smarthost_passwd
smtp_sasl_security_options = noanonymous
myhostname: mymailserver.mypc - will not be handling emails from the net
mydestinations: mymailserver.mypc localhost
mynetworks: 192.168.1.0/16 127.0.0.0
Note: I have a router with firewall and all PCs, NAS etc have fixed IP nos.
So, will this work? Have I missed anything? Am I right that my router does not need any changes? Presumably Postfix is hosting DNS for mymailserver.mypc or should I/can I configure the router?
PS As I'm using mostly POP3 then if I'm out of the house then I don't want Postfix/Dovecot to be downloading my emails and staging them in case I want to view them via webmail. Will it work this way, i.e. only get the emails from my isp when I request them?