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Old 07-16-2003, 04:49 PM   #1
jon_k
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Mail-server Help?


Anyone have suggestions on how you setup your own mail server for your domain on redhat linux??

I have my domain pointed to my IP... how do I setup a mailserver? thx..
 
Old 07-16-2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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# Common e-mail tools
sendmail - postfix - sends mail to local users (and internet when configured correctly)
fetchmail - gets mail from internet accounts (non-Hotmail type)
procmail - sorts and delivers into separate mailboxes
mutt - mail client that sucks less than all the others
Email the Linux Way
Suresh Ramasubramanian's email guide
The Linux Mail User HOWTO
The Linux Electronic Mail Administrator HOWTO
SquirrelMail web mail
Why use Hotmail when there is LinuxMail?
Gotmail, a utility to download mail from Hotmail type accounts

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

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Old 07-17-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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very comprehensive thanks

Comprehensive list... thanks for compiling those helpful links!
 
Old 07-17-2003, 05:05 PM   #4
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Email-Server

Personally I don't like Sendmail-procmail too much. Very difficult to configure properly and a security risk if you don't stay on top of it.

Qmail is a better choice IMO. Go to http://www.qmailrocks.org for a complete list of items needed and a very thorough getting started guide.
 
Old 07-17-2003, 10:57 PM   #5
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ok

well.. if i cant get sendmail work'n i'll go with qmail... wheres the config file for sendmail?
 
Old 07-17-2003, 11:07 PM   #6
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I would really recomend postfix. It's not easy but MTA (Mail Transport agents) are not easy.

Posfix makes the most sense once you figure it out and you should be able to find some good howto's online.

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