View Full Version : how to setup a mail server?

20th July 2005, 03:13 PM
Hi all,

is there a "how to setup a mial server for newbies" anywhere?

I dont know where/how to start.

I dont know what do I need to setup a mail server for a small network ( questions like "Do I need a DNS?" and other thing like that).

Thanks all and have a nice day!


20th July 2005, 03:59 PM
well, you will need a dns server for that. I've my own mail server, and my own domain, and i dont have a static IP. using no-ip.org, i'm able to have a dinamic dns, a working http server and a working mail server.
visit the following site. it's excelent. Remember, when setting the email server, don't forget to install also Mailscanner and a good anti-virus (clamav is excelent). everything is opensource and GPL (or some sort of).


The site: http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/#Linux

20th July 2005, 05:15 PM

So installing the DNS comes before setting up the mail server.

My network (for the moment is small). What will I get from the installation CDs ? The bundles only? Or do the installation CD setup a simple bare-bones DNS service?