Ubuntu Mail server configuration questions

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by victorzale, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. victorzale

    victorzale New Member


    Hi, I want to setup a Spare PC to be a "Mail Server", in that I want it to be able to connect to my ISP's pop3 account, download new messages, hit it with a spam agent.

    THEN, I want to be able to connect to the server from my office PC using Thunderbird to retrieve my newly de-spammed messages. Just one user/mailbox/account. I don't need to send through the server, just receive.

    I have been playing around with Dovecot, fetchmail, etc, and have a basic understanding of what they do, but I just can't seem to connect all the dots, soooo, here goes:

    1. What apps do I need/ on my server that will collect email from my pop3 account?
    I could use an example of a config file that shows how you connect to the pop3 account, and pass it your user ID, PW, etc.
    ( I currently have Dovecot, Fetchmail, Procmail, and Sendmail. . .)

    2. How do I then retrieve the messages from my client pc? What would I point thunderbird at on the local server?

    I am using Ubuntu 7.10 on both server and client machines.

    Please advise! Thanks.
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    You can do this with fetchmail or getmail:

    Point it to any IP address or FQDN that points to your local server.

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