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    I know nothing about running an E-mail Server. But I know my server is running it. How do I tell what mail server my computer is running?

    I was told to add mail addresses for the new domain we got. And when it comes to E-mail I'm lost, I don't know anything at all!

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    "ps aux | grep sendmail" if you get 2 lines of output, your running sendmail.

    "ps aux | grep exim" if you get 2 lines of output your running exim.

    Else your running something else.


    There may be a better way to work out what mail server your running, but that is the easiest one that came into my head.

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    another common one is qmail, try the ps search for that too.
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    $ ps aux | grep sendmail
    mike 23695 0.0 0.0 1532 444 pts/0 S 10:41 0:00 grep sendmail

    $ ps aux | grep exim
    mike 23697 0.0 0.0 1532 440 pts/0 R 10:42 0:00 grep exim

    $ ps aux | grep qmail
    mike 23699 0.0 0.0 1532 440 pts/0 R 10:42 0:00 grep qmail

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    you have none of them running, pick one (i hear qmail is simple and secure) and install it.
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    Check for postfix

    You can also look for postfix. That is what I use. If you tell us your distro we might be abel to figure out what you should have installed or avaialble.

    Mike

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