Best mail setup for home server?
norgaard at locolomo.org
Sat May 5 17:48:05 UTC 2012
On 05/05/2012 17:21, Joshua Isom wrote:
> Before I deal with setting postfix to relay the mail,
> dealing with firewalls and other possible issues, is there a better
postfix will do the job, it just works, local mail will continue to just
work. There are alternatives like qmail and sendmail, but why bother if
you're already familiar with postfix?
The issues you will have will likely be the same regardless of your
choice of MTA: Relaying mail through your server may cause outgoing mail
to end up in recipients spambox, that at least if your MTA will send
directly to the recipient mail server and not relay through, say, your
I don't know if you can set postfix up to relay through gmail using your
google account, or if it is a good idea - you have to configure it with
your password and in plaintext I suppose.
But, is this the solution? It sounds like you've got an overly
complicated setup. If you use a mail client you can configure multiple
accounts, download messages for offline use etc. A mail client like
Thunderbird will queue your mail if the smtp server cannot be reached.
Consider the issues you otherwise will have when you're away and can't
reach your server.
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