I'm trying to setup my mail server again. I want to setup a mail server. I am looking for ez to setup mail server that is GPL. Can someone recommend a good guide/book/url on settitng it one up?
What type of service do you want to offer? If you want to run an imap server and give friends webmail access, a good combo is exim, cyrus imap and squirrelmail.
If you want the whole package deal ( run mail server, web based mail, POP and IMAP, configure via web based tool ) and want to deal with only one instead of making many packages work together ( which is humangous task BTW ), look no further than CourierMTA.
It's GPL based and Debian has DEBs for it.
I want to provide smtp & pop3 mainly....
Also I just got the the domain esclavosoy.com. I don't have a clue about the MX stuff. What do I need to have so that I can setup my mail server...
Whoever is serving your DNS, need to have the MX record updated for you. As long as the MX ( Mail eXchange ) record is pointing to your IP address and your server is accepting connections, you should be ready to go.
I'm not sure if this is right but this is what I have:
The MX record has been created:
Is that right?
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I want to provide smtp
SMTP? You better be on top of how to control relaying. Those crackers will come sooner than you think trying to use your server for spamming. I know this from sour experience ...
What do you suggest regarding smtp? Can you have smtp in away that will prevent spammers from using it?