Opinion on mail server setup

Simon Barner barner at in.tum.de
Sun Apr 13 17:08:17 PDT 2003


> I have a freebsd box that I am using as web server/database server.
> I would like to set it up as a mail server for my registered domain name
> (only a few email addresses).
> Can anyone give some ideas on what to use and maybe where I can find
> documentation?

As a MTA, I'd recommend 'postfix', since it's rather easy to set up
(ports/postfix). Documentation can be found at http://www.postfix.org. If you
install it, be sure to have a look at the example configuration files in

Be careful not to build an open mail relay (consider the use of ASMTP)!

If you decide to use sendmail that comes with the FreeBSD base system, there is
a chapter in the handbook (reading through that might be a good idea anyways)

I don't have a lot of experience with pop3 or imap servers (which you will
probably need in order to acces your mail), so I cannot comment on that.

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