Ubuntu 7.10 Mail server

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by Exilebear, May 13, 2008.

  1. Exilebear

    Exilebear New Member


    I followed the tutorial 'the perfect server' for ubuntu 7.10, and installed ISPconfig. Now it runs all fine, but I have no idea how to make the setup a working mail server. I have registerd a domain (http://www.exilebear.nl).

    The idea is the run my own mail server at my home, the port 25 is not blocked by my ISP so that's not a problem.

    I am new in the linux world, could somebody describe what I must do next?
  2. geek.de.nz

    geek.de.nz New Member



    You should setup either postfix or exim. Exim might be a bit harder to setup but is more modern.

    What distribution do you have? If Debian (Ubuntu etc) it's easy:

    apt-cache search exim

    shows all packages which have exim in them.

    apt-get install exim

    should setup exim for you. You can then find numerous howtos on the web on how to setup that mail server properly.
  3. Exilebear

    Exilebear New Member

    I installed Postfix on the machine, and everything which comes with ISPConfig. My OS is Ubuntu 7.10. Am i still able to create an email server with all the extra feature's of ISPConfig installed on my system?

    I am currently configuring Postfix for my domain. But I don't know what to do when it is configured. How can i check if it recieves mail?
  4. geek.de.nz

    geek.de.nz New Member

    local mail dir


    You can check mail with the 'mail' command as a specific user (the one you sent mail to). If you cannot run that program you have to install it first.

    you can also try sending mail with:
    echo test | mail -s "Subject" [email protected]

    If you want to receive mail with a mail program over pop or imap you have to also install a pop3 or imap server like Cyrus.

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