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Old 02-15-2003, 07:30 AM   #1
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Easy Mail Server for 6-10 users?


I run a small business which has low internet usage but needs at least 6 POP mail boxes. I can't find a low cost ISP which provides more than 5 POP boxes, and many of the more suitable ones only provide multiple addresses which all go thru 1 box - presumably to stop sharing of a Single User Account via a router like we do.

Is there any EASY to setup and use software for my Red Hat box which will fetch all mail from a single POP box, then sort it by its 'To' address, and then allow my 6 users to fetch their mail from the Red Hat box to their M$ W98 Outlook Express clients?

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Old 02-15-2003, 07:57 AM   #2
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Yes. It's fetchmail. Should be somewhere between you RPMs, but I suggest a source version.
 
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that all sounds very simple and straight forward. firstly use fetchmail to access this one pop3 account online. then use sendmail to accept the mail from fetchmail. this can then be filtered through a procmail ruleset to sort each message on whatever criteria you want. finally you want to install imap to enable imap and pop3 connections from outside into the server. there are a fair few programs there, but it's very simple as each one has an extremely clear objective that can be comlpeted and relied on no porblem by the next stage. you should already have sendmail set up absolutely fine with a default redhat installation so shouldn't need to touch it. imap shouldn't need ANY configuration, so it's just fetchmail and procmail, which you are not demanding that much of at all, so the basic man pages should cover anything you could possibly want
 
Old 02-15-2003, 09:46 AM   #4
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Lo cost GUI for fetch/sed/procmail etc?

Thanks for your help Chris.

Before I start on the howtos and man pages, are there any low cost (or free) GUIs that would make this easier for me?

Mike
 
Old 02-15-2003, 10:52 AM   #5
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I should have asked (having now found a bewildering range of mail servers/handlers/transfer agents):-

What would the most appropriate software be for me:-
- small number of users (6-10)
- send and receive by SMTP+POP3 thru one mailbox at our ISP
- sort incoming mail by its 'To' address and provide a POP server
to make the mail available to W98 Outlook Express clients
- ideally GPL/free or low cost
It is essential that it is easy to learn/install/administer with little maintenance required! I'm not really interested to know much about how it all works - I just want to get it working and keep it working with the minimum of attention.

Mike
 
Old 02-15-2003, 12:23 PM   #6
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well like i said most of it should be already installed fine. fetchmail is trivial, and procmail no much more, and it'll all be on your system already, expect for imap. you don't need a gui, there is not enough to administer to warrant one.
 
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but you can use fetchmailconf is you want, but it'll only write say, up to 5 lines that almost read in plain english anyway
 
  


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