I'm a linux newbie, coming from a Windows background.
My goal is to get a linux email server (SMTP and POP3) up and running with current (free) linux technology. I also may be needing a database server. These will all be used in a small business and are not intended for an ISP.
I followed the The Perfect Setup OpenSuSE 10.2
how to but only installed Postfix, Courier and MySql. All of which seem to work (however it seems like Postfix may not require authentication to send internet over the internet?). - The tutorial was great, thanks!
I noticed there are several other server tutorials/how-tos here, the Fedora 7 Server
how-to for instance is 6 months newer than the SuSE and uses DoveCot instead of Courier.
I'm looking for some direction on which linux distribution to use, and which smtp, pop3, and database servers to use.
I know this may be highly subjective and don't mean to strike a debate, I'm just looking for some friendly advice.