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Old 06-26-2006, 03:48 AM   #1
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what are the things i need to send/rcv email to internet with user@domain.org?


help

what are the things i need to send/rcv email to internet with user@domain.org?

i have:
dsl connection with static ip addr
domain
linux installed


what else do i need? what should i do next?
or is this possible? tia
 
Old 06-26-2006, 03:51 AM   #2
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i have 3 computers here at home

1st computer will be the mail server
the other 2 computers should have user2@domain.org and user3@domain.org emails that would send and rcv emails from/to internet.. is it really possible?
 
Old 06-26-2006, 03:55 AM   #3
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You'll need to add an MX entry on the DNS server that your domain information is registered on.

You will also need to setup a mail transfer agent such as Sendmail, Postfix, exim or qmail. Most of these are set to only listen to the loopback address by default so you will have to change this configuration.
 
Old 06-26-2006, 04:01 AM   #4
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oh yeah i forgot..
thanks! hmmm

im a bit confused.. im kinda new in this mail server thing

when you said:

"You'll need to add an MX entry on the DNS server that your domain information is registered on."

- does this mean they will create something like mymail.domain.org for my emails? or they will point what to where? or?
 
Old 06-26-2006, 04:12 AM   #5
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They need to add an entry similar to the following:


domain.org. IN MX 5 mail.domain.org.
mail.domain.org. IN A <IPADDRESS>

where <IPADDRESS> is the public IP of your mail server

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