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Hey, I'm relativly new to linux, and I have Gentoo on my server (it's acting as a fileserver at the moment). I would like to setup a mail account on ...
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- 11-01-2005 #1
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Hey, I'm relativly new to linux, and I have Gentoo on my server (it's acting as a fileserver at the moment). I would like to setup a mail account on it, I don't want to go through my ISP or anything. I was wondering if there were any good walkthroughs or documents for setting this up?
- 11-01-2005 #2
unless you have your own domain or already host your own mail server, you will need to go to someone else to provide the part after the @
you can't just create an email account without owning a domain
- 11-01-2005 #3
You really need a static IP address if you want to host your own mailserver. It can be done with dynamic, but a static IP will be much easier to manage. You also need to leave the box up, so you need to be prepared for that, too.
Sendmail is the de-facto standard for email - and I've found it quite easy to configure (following the guidelines on sendmail.org), and is utterly reliable. Mine's been running for 18 months now , and I never touch it these days.
This is Linux, though, so there are other mail transport agents around you could use.Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/