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how to correctly install configure outgoing(SMTP) and incoming(POP,IMAP) mail servers? where i can read about it? which programs i need for it? sendmail, postfix? what are their good and bad ...
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    how to correctly install configure outgoing(SMTP) and incoming(POP,IMAP) mail servers? where i can read about it?
    which programs i need for it? sendmail, postfix? what are their good and bad sides?

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    both systems (sendmail,postfix) are good enough, i like postfix as its easier to configure. I am giving you a link for a start.

    http://www.firstpr.com.au/web-mail/R...Maildrop-IMAP/

    you can check by your self, its quit easy.

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    are they both incoming and outgoing mail servers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeoXMAN
    are they both incoming and outgoing mail servers?
    Depends what you mean really, they are both mail transport agents (MTA's) that means they accept SMTP connections and route email somewhere, including to local mailboxes, other mailservers, or through scripts or other applications.

    Personally, I prefer sendmail, but only because I spent some time setting up the rules properly. Now the M4 config file is in place, I just need to rebuild it if I want to change anything.
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    so that is what i am interested, local mailboxes, to recieve emails... how to setup them? and how to use?

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    Check this out: www.qmailrocks.org

    It's a very clear and consise guide (it had everything I was looking for).
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeoXMAN
    so that is what i am interested, local mailboxes, to recieve emails... how to setup them? and how to use?
    Local mailboxes are provided for each user automatically, just add an account for everyone who you are doing mail for, you dont need to give them login access if you dont want to. Use the 'adduser' script if you're using FC or RH.
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