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Old 06-14-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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Question Setting up an SMTP/IMAP mail server.

I just installed Suse 10.2

I have a front end doing DNS etc., MX records in place at VuQuest.Com.

I'm a newbie and would like to make this linux machine a mail server to do SMTP POP mail and IMAP. I was told that Postfix can do this but it's over my head. I looked at the Postfix web pages and lots there that I don't understand.

The fire wall in this linux box is turned off and the front end fire wall has a pass thru to port 25. But that's about all I know how to do.

Can anyone out there give me some direction on getting started on how to set this up and what needs to be configured and how on the Linux box.

If some would like you could contact me off list and I would be glad to pay a consulting fee but must be in the USA.

This is driving me crazy trying to figure out how to do this.

Old 06-14-2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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I'll be in New Jersey in August / September with some spare time

If this is your first time setting up a mail server, I'd suggest something like qmailrocks which will guide you step by step how to setup everything including SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Anti-virus, Anti-Spam, Secure Services etc etc:

I've been running one of these setup's since Christmas, processing 64,000+ emails per month and she hasn't skipped a beat

EDIT: I'm running on a Fedora Core 6 server, and qmailrocks SUSE instructions are "coming soon". If you haven't got your heart set on SUSE, then qmailrocks has guides for Fedora, Red Hat, FreeBSD, Debian (Ubuntu Server), Slackware and Solaris.

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Old 06-15-2007, 10:02 AM   #3
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Really, thanks for you reply and help.

I'm in North Jersey and maybe we can get together for a drink when you are in the state.

Look at a map of NY/NJ, locate the George Washington bridge. I'm 8 miles north of the bridge.

I'll check out the web site you mention above.

Keep in or things are running correctly.


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