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Old 09-25-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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Talking webmail, my way


hey Gang!

Okay, today, hotmail left me dangling, internal error on the server. Typically **soft, but what are you gonna do, eh?
Okay, so, what if I get my own server online (seriously) and provide for my own web-based mail, just for me and some others? What could be the roadmap here? Any tips are welcome...

Thanks

Thor
 
Old 09-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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Watsup dog.

0.) if domain == "" then Get a domain
1.) Get a system installed
2.) Install a mail server
3.) Configure the mail server for your domain
4.) Install a webmail like squirel-mail or roundcube
5.) Live happily ever after

You sure know about PTR RR's in conjunction with mailing...
 
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:41 AM   #3
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Google Apps? And Zoho - something I just heard from another new thread here.

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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@ zhjim - thanks, got up to point 3, the hint to something like roundcube, that was helpful
@ konsolebox - thanks for the zoho tip! maybe not directly for what I had in mind initially but I'd like to look into that.
The thing is I'd like to avoid having an account blocked because of "activity"...I use accounta like that (hotmail, gmail yahoo, the free stuff) to experiment with. Of course, that means...weird activity; Something the "legal dept" of these guys is alergic for...

Thanks to both of ya!!

Thor
 
Old 09-25-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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A longtime Linux user, fairly knowledgeable (uses Arch), Senior Member at LQ..............using HOTMAIL!!!!???????
words fail me.....
 
Old 09-25-2012, 09:44 AM   #6
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@ pixellany - got me with my pants down, man , the hotmail is a left over from the days my (former) boss wanted me to become an mcse (shudder at the thought) so, I stuck to it. But...there's a GMail account and a Yahoo account as well...and, soon maybe a thor-account

but...yup, point well taken

Thor
 
Old 09-25-2012, 10:07 AM   #7
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Why don't you give us all a "test" account for this funky thor-account?

linuxquestions.org mail usage powered by Thor 2.0. Now thats a signature.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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@ pixellany - got me with my pants down, man , the hotmail is a left over from the days my (former) boss wanted me to become an mcse (shudder at the thought) so, I stuck to it. But...there's a GMail account and a Yahoo account as well...and, soon maybe a thor-account

but...yup, point well taken

Thor
It's OK---I used to be an AOL user--back in the days when Steve Case answered e-mail personally (yes, I'm old... )
I also have fond memories of Earthlink and PPPOE...
 
Old 09-25-2012, 11:39 AM   #9
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Ohh, those were the days. And, yes, I'm that old too. I used to do ftp via Gopher. You'd send the thing a mail, it would reply, you'd modify the reply by checking what you needed (the reply was a menu) and send it back to navigate folders on an ftp server and issue a GET command (or something to the like) and got the thing mailed back...oooo, where is my Gopher now...
Hehehe

Thor
 
Old 09-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #10
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@ zhjim - yeah, that'd be cool...I'll have to jump ONE hurble though: get an account form my provider to set up a private server...
 
  


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