I apologize in advance if this question has already been asked and answered, but searching through the posts I have not come upon a complete answer.
I am trying to set up a mail server so that I can have both pop3 access when I am at my home network and squirrelmail to get email when I am on the road. As I am the only person that will be using the server and I don't anticipate much usage.
My first question is what software do I need to install? After reading some of the other posts they mention many things. So I have decided on:
1. Postfix (because of other posts mentioning that it is good for beginners)
2. Courier-imap for MailDir (anyways that what I think it is for)
3. Apache (webmail)
4. PHP4 so that I can use Squirrelmail
5. MySQL (keep track of preferences and addresses in Squirrelmail)
6. Squirrelmail for obvious reasons
Is this all I need to install and am I assuming the correct usage for each piece of software? I have read some tutorials on setting up a mail server and they all seem to say different things about what software to use to set up an email server and I am trying to do this as minimally as possible. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
Next, I have installed MySQL on Slack 9.0 and have it appears to be running okay (time will tell I suppose). My question is when I start the MySQL daemon I get not 1 but 10 new running processes at the cost of 6.3 megs per process. I kind of figure that is normal, but I don't have a lot of memory. Also I am using the my-small.cnf. I was wondering do I need all those running processes and is there a way to cut those processes down to 2-4, thus saving me some memory because I am not using much in the way of database. As I said before I am the only person using the computer. I suppose I should ask do I really need MySQL for addresses or will and LDAP server be easier to set up?
This is getting so confusing to me.
Thanks for the help in advance,