Setup an Email server
jason at rtfmconsult.com
Mon Apr 19 17:15:00 CDT 2004
On Mon, 19 Apr 2004, Dan Hill wrote:
> I second the Postfix. I have tried Postfix, Sendmail and Qmail and
> settled on Postfix. Works very nicely. Unlike Brian though, I tend to
> either stick w/ a distributions package or compile from source if the
> supplied package can't do what I want.
> One important note, MAKE SURE you do not allow your server to be an
> open relay. You could visit Abuse.net, http://www.abuse.net/relay.html,
> to test it after you have configured it.
postfix out of the box is configured not to be an open relay. it's been
a while since i've used sendmail since migrating to postfix but i'd imagine
the sendmail crowd will have similiarly configured it.
there are postfix rpms supplied with RHEL which are a drop in replacement
postfix is _really_ easy to configure for simple mail serving for 95%
of what people need. you just change perhaps one or two fields (to
set your local hostname/domainname) and it should Just Work.
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