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Old 01-25-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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Setting up Mail Server?

First off, I am running xubuntu 6.06

I was wondering what I would have to do to setup a mail server...

for example... i have a server with my website on it. lets say my domain was

if i wanted to setup mail so it was like ""... how would i go about doing this?

i am pretty new to this, thanks for the help!
Old 01-25-2007, 11:38 PM   #2
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Maybe this will help

or one of the howtos on

or I've seen

posted here several times

I use postfix myself, because it's easier to configure than sendmail. Never tried qmail though

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Old 01-25-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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thanks much!
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If you are for some fun just try deepOfix.

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You will also need to look into setting up MX records in DNS, as well as a rDNS record for the mail server.

If you plan to host this on your home connection you will need to look at a service that will map those DNS entries to your Dynamic IP Address, such as

Also if you are hosting from your home dynamic IP connection, please understand that many people will block accepting mail from you because you are on a Dynamic IP address block list.. you will then want to use a mail forwarder (your ISP's SMTP Server)

Just want to make sure you go into this with both eyes open..

The Perfect Setup How-To's cover mail server as well as other items on Suse..


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