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Old 08-22-2003, 12:10 AM   #1
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newbie..came from XP


OK,

I'm reading a lot here,mostly this one

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45261

But i thing i might need someone to help me,of course.

I came from XPs,which are installed on my new box and turned off since I'm here .)

I have an old Pentium 300,64 RAM,4gb HDD,cable LAN routed ,because I'm renting room and it is cheaper.

I'm trying to find out how to set up mail server with Mandrake 9.1 together.

I've been helped to whitch server install.Postfix.Ok.Point is that i need to know how those servers works from basic.I've read that i need Domain.Nice.i wish i knew.What else i need.

Please can anyone tell me what everything i need before i'll try install its server?

Anyway somehow affordable.

Please send me some URL where can i found how servers works.Basic stuff so i can start.i know bit about IPs.

Sorry for so long post.

WannaLearnLinux



 
Old 08-22-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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Unhappy is it as bad?

Hi,

i see about 300 ppl here read my post but not ane reply?My question must be very stupid.Sorry but i really wants to know basic about how servers works.Then i can read and find it how to install it.
I know that i need domain name.What else i need?

or maybe I'm just wrong.What I'm trying to do is don't alow anyone else read my emails.Do i need mail server or just web server?I think it is mail server that i need.

Sorry but i'm really newbie.I probably should post it in Newbie section,but there is nobody helping either.

Frustrating.

Maybe it is my english,sorry.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 06:48 PM   #3
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You can try The Linux Electronic Mail Administrator HOWTO at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Mail-Administrator-HOWTO.html.

To learn just about postfix, type "info postfix" at a command prompt.

sorry, don't know too much myself.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:03 PM   #4
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thanx .)

I really appreciate that.

I'm gong to find out.

thanks again,

Wannalearnlinux

 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:30 PM   #5
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Get a good book like "Linux Unleashed" to study as well as the HOWTO's at the linux documentation project. Studying goes a long way.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 09:41 PM   #6
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Can you give more specifics on what you want to do with the mail server?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 10:50 AM   #7
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Smile thanx

Thanx guys for reply,

well, I know that it takes some time to learn.But I'm stucked,because I don't understand much how mail server works so i can go forward.
I've read howto one of u recomended to me.Thanx.I'm understanding more.
I just didn't know how it works.

Why i need mail server?

Because i know someone is reading my emails.It sucks.Hate it!

I even can't get emails from one of my friends.When i send it she's recieving it but i can't get her emails.Isn't wierd?

So I started learning myself about linux and found out about mail servers,which are fast and most important "secure".

What i know that i need domain name,is any free?What else i need?

Thanx
 
  


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