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Old 05-14-2007, 06:33 AM   #1
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URGENT!!! Setting up a mail server with Red Hat 9


Hi guys,


I need youre help please, does anyone know how to set up a mail server and POP server with a Linux box, I want to impoat it from a microsoft exchange serever.


Can any one help me?
 
Old 05-14-2007, 07:25 AM   #2
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I'd seriously would consider using more up-to-date distro for a server.

Besides, what would you be using for the mail server? Sendmail, Qmail, postfix?
 
Old 05-14-2007, 08:05 AM   #3
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Thanks, honest I`m the king of doff, what do you mean by "distro"?

I want to use it to manage incoming and sending of mail, like a mail server.

I have not used any of these programs Sendmail or Qmail, is that an applicaton that is like MS Exchange?



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I'd seriously would consider using more up-to-date distro for a server.

Besides, what would you be using for the mail server? Sendmail, Qmail, postfix?
 
Old 05-15-2007, 12:20 AM   #4
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Thanks, honest I`m the king of doff, what do you mean by "distro"?

I want to use it to manage incoming and sending of mail, like a mail server.

I have not used any of these programs Sendmail or Qmail, is that an applicaton that is like MS Exchange?
Distro or distribution is a GNU/Linux operating system your using like Fedora, Debian etc. Red Hat 9 is old distribution and AFAIK not supported anymore so I wouldn't recommend it for a server. You could try a newer release like CentOS or Fedora for your server. They're the newer version of Red Hat basically.

Sendmail is email server daemon but it is a bit hard to configure. Here's a quick guide on how to start using the sendmail to manage emails.
 
Old 05-15-2007, 07:01 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Distro or distribution is a GNU/Linux operating system your using like Fedora, Debian etc. Red Hat 9 is old distribution and AFAIK not supported anymore so I wouldn't recommend it for a server. You could try a newer release like CentOS or Fedora for your server. They're the newer version of Red Hat basically.

Sendmail is email server daemon but it is a bit hard to configure. Here's a quick guide on how to start using the sendmail to manage emails.


Thank you, one last things do you thing i can used SUSE 10.1?

I dont have many Linux software packages, i only have Linux Advance Server, SUSE 10.1 and my Fedora 3.0 is bust
 
Old 05-15-2007, 07:28 AM   #6
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I would go with Suse 10.1. That is by far the most recent of your selection.

Having said that, if you have a reasonable internet connection try downloading the most recent version of your chosen distro.

Other distro choices include Ubuntu or Debian. If you want to go with Fedora, FC3 is no longer supported.

For a server, I suggest the latest Debian or Centos (like Fedora, but stable).

--Ian
 
Old 05-15-2007, 10:44 AM   #7
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I have set up a few mail servers using Mandriva and the toaster found here.

Deion "Mule" Christopher
 
Old 05-15-2007, 03:07 PM   #8
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decide witch you will use
Sendmail isn't 2 hard to configure
i didn't have much trouble configuring it
to start a pop3 server
edit /etc/inetd.conf
and uncoment this line:
# Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) server:
#pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/popa3d
or something similar to this
and restart inetd super server daemon
just make sure you don't make an open relay
 
Old 05-16-2007, 06:02 AM   #9
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decide witch you will use
Sendmail isn't 2 hard to configure
i didn't have much trouble configuring it
to start a pop3 server
edit /etc/inetd.conf
and uncoment this line:
# Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) server:
#pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/popa3d
or something similar to this
and restart inetd super server daemon
just make sure you don't make an open relay


Thank you guys,

You really helped me
 
  


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