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  1. #1

    Setting up a .local email server


    Hello!

    I am a bit of a linux newbie but i know enough to do a few things. But I think I need a little help.

    I want to set up an email server on a local computer and have it accessible by computers on a local network as a part of an AR game. What would I need to do to make this possible?

    I should be able to find tutorials but I really don't know what I need to use.

    thanks!

  2. #2
    Hello and welcome!

    You need what is known as an MTA, or Mail Transfer Agent. Two popular solutions are sendmail and postfix. Sendmail is a little scary in terms of configuration while postfix is somewhat less feature-rich. For your purposes, postfix will probably suffice. Google for "postfix+<your_distro>" and you should get some useful hits.

    Post back here to let us know how you get on, or if you have troubles.

  3. #3

    Thumbs up Zimbra

    Quote Originally Posted by herrozerro View Post
    Hello!

    I am a bit of a linux newbie but i know enough to do a few things. But I think I need a little help.

    I want to set up an email server on a local computer and have it accessible by computers on a local network as a part of an AR game. What would I need to do to make this possible?

    I should be able to find tutorials but I really don't know what I need to use.

    thanks!


    hi,
    i have tried zimbra open source mail server on ubuntu 10.04. its quite simple to install and use and also better. if your requirement is just a mail server wherein you would like to create accounts and let people exchange mails, you can give zimbra a try. just download and install. you will get some good tutorials in google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tester123 View Post
    hi,
    i have tried zimbra open source mail server on ubuntu 10.04. its quite simple to install and use and also better. if your requirement is just a mail server wherein you would like to create accounts and let people exchange mails, you can give zimbra a try. just download and install. you will get some good tutorials in google.
    Hello and welcome, tester123!

    Thanks for the heads upon on Zimbra.

    To the OP: it is based on Postfix, and throws in ClamAV virus-scanning, Spamassassin and some other stuff. Read more on its features here.

  6. #5
    Besides Zimbra (bit heavy if you ask me) you could opt for Zarafa.
    If you use Ubuntu, have a look at Zentyal Server. It comes with a fully integrated Zarafa sollution. Or, if you don't want to use Zarafa, you can choose for Roundcube webmail wich is also available in Zentyal Server.

  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    Post back here to let us know how you get on, or if you have troubles.
    Alright I am running MintLinux 14 and have just installed postfix. I am not exactly sure what to do for what I want.

    What I would like to do (weather just locally or networked) is to have a multi-domain environment where players could email characters or at least access character's "Email".

    Is this possible on one computer or would I need to setup a server for each "domain" that I want to have?

    I don't know if I am explaining this well.

    Thanks!

  8. #7
    I think it is quite well explained in the Postfix manual:
    Postfix Multiple Domains: Using Multiple Domains on Postfix | PostfixMail.com

    I suggest you start reading,....

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