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Old 07-12-2005, 03:48 PM   #1
shadowsa
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suse mailserver???


hi all, another mailserver question, there are alot of different, but i dont know wich one i should use also i have no idea how to setup, actually my wife wants our own webserver she is getting paranoid and keeps telling me our isp is reading her emails, so i decided to setup a mailserver, i have suse 9.2 but i dont know anything regarding to mailservers.
also we want an own domain like a no-ip.org domain or dyndns. is this possible and is there anywhere a really step for step instruction really for super dummies?

thank you in advance

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Old 07-12-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!
http://www.ubaight.com/xmail/BeginnersGuide.html
Also
www.google.com

Happy reading!
 
Old 07-12-2005, 05:29 PM   #3
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smtp traffic is always cleartext unless you have an ssl connection to the mail server. even if you do run your own mailserver, the smtp data will still travel the web cleartext - eg: postcard style.
you can however use encryption such as pgp or gpg, this will make emails only readable for those who are suppose to read them.
as far as i know an isp is only allowed to 'scan' mails, not actually READ them (as in somebody sitting infront of the screen reading...)
 
Old 07-13-2005, 12:58 PM   #4
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Originally posted by Nathanael
smtp traffic is always cleartext unless you have an ssl connection to the mail server. even if you do run your own mailserver, the smtp data will still travel the web cleartext - eg: postcard style.
you can however use encryption such as pgp or gpg, this will make emails only readable for those who are suppose to read them.
as far as i know an isp is only allowed to 'scan' mails, not actually READ them (as in somebody sitting infront of the screen reading...)
thank you very much for that information im aware of that, but please try to explain this to my paranoid wife LOL, thank you very much, i will try the xmail manual, but seems like i need also to know the setup for dns??? and the domain? i have already a no-ip domain registered like i mentioned before. thank you in advance
 
  


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