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Old 01-30-2005, 12:03 PM   #1
GhostCrew
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Question Suse 9.2 Pro running as mail server


HI,

First, I am very new to Linux, not experience at all. I got Suse 9.2 Pro installed on my machine which was pleasant without difficulties. I am reading Linux Weekend Crash course , which is helping toward using the system as an end user.

My question is....I want to run an email server on the Suse 9.2 pro. I bought a domain name and basically would like for this machine to receive and organise the mail to the correct mail box (I have asked the ISP to point the MX record to my external IP address of my router). The users will have Windows XP running outlook, until everyone is familiar with Linux system. Please can someone advice me what I need to do achieve this (other than Linux knowledge, luck etc)
I was told I can use Postfix, Sendmail, qmail etc but since I don't understand any of the above I need someone to point me to a solution and possibly some instruction.

Many many thanks
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PS Does Suse 9.2 pro comes with Postfix etc

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Old 02-01-2005, 09:25 AM   #2
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Yeah, Suse uses Postfix. To check what version you're running, do this...

rpm -qi postfix

Since you are new to mail servers you may want to consider looking for a good howto on the internet for whatever email server you plan to use. There are a couple of howtos in my signature that may help. If you're going to run a small mail server for personal use, the LifeWithQmail document may be for you. If you are planning to become your own email host for many domains, you may want to consider the other one I have listed. If you would rather use Postfix, then you should look on Google and find a howto that supports Postfix. Unfortunately I don't know of any.

Also, its not necessary for your end users to be on Linux. They can continue to use Windows and connect with your Linux server to access their emails.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 11:11 AM   #3
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Hi Donboy,

Thanks for your feedback and will start reading theses HowTos. I will set up the email server for about 3 to 4 people therefore I think as you recommended I will read the qmail How to.

Many thanks
GhostCrew
 
Old 02-09-2005, 03:44 AM   #4
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I think www.qmailrocks.org is a good installation. It provides a very full featured Qmail installation with Qmail 1.03 with patches, Courier-IMAP, Vpopmail and more.

If you are using SuSE 9.2, use the guide on my website at www.sebpayne.com/linux/suse92qmr.html as the RedHat guide on qmailrocks.org doesn't work straight off.

Seb
 
Old 02-09-2005, 03:44 AM   #5
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I think www.qmailrocks.org is a good installation. It provides a very full featured Qmail installation with Qmail 1.03 with patches, Courier-IMAP, Vpopmail and more.

If you are using SuSE 9.2, use the guide on my website at www.sebpayne.com/linux/suse92qmr.html as the RedHat guide on qmailrocks.org doesn't work straight off.

Seb
 
  


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