best options for a *WORKING* MTA
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Mon Jun 1 19:42:59 UTC 2015
On Mon, June 1, 2015 1:59 pm, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, 1 Jun 2015 13:51:17 -0400, Alejandro Imass stated:
>> > On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Aryeh Friedman
>> > <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > I have tried every which way I can find in the handbook and/or on
>> > > to get a working mail server and the best I can do get the default
>> > > sendmail
>> > I hate sendmail but I love FreeBSD and I simply not use it and use
>> > > to answer on localhost only (postfix seems to be completely broken).
>> > Not sure what you mean. I use Postfix in FBSD for years now.
>> > > Where can I find a good *SIMPLE* set of instructions on how to set
>> up a
>> > > working mail server to accept mail for my domain?
>> > >
>> > First describe what problems you are having exactly. General questions
>> > will only get you general answers.
>> > Basically you can simply disable Sendmail and enable Postfix and it
>> > works perfectly.
>> > There is a general recipe for it but YMMV so be more specific and
>> > perhaps we can be more useful.
>> Add to /etc/rc.conf
>> ## Disable SENDMAIL
>> ## Start POSTFIX
>> Now, either manually shut down SendMail or reboot. If you don't reboot,
>> will have to manually start Posfix. Personally, I would recommend that
>> reboot. I will leave learning how to configure Postfix as an exercise
>> poster. Joining the Postfix Forum would probably be a wise move.
> That's the exact procedure I tried several times before posting the
> for help
Mail server configuration is something much-much larger that just enabling
the server daemon. Neither of system distributions will come with fully
configured mail server (and respecting himself sysadmin will not be using
something he didn't sonfigure himself anyway). As someone already
mentioned (or almost mentioned), you may need to hire some sysadmin to set
up email system for you (no, I am not available for anything like that).
Alternatively, you can do it yourself, but it will take weeks and a lot of
digging into how e-mail works - at least for one's first mail server
setup, then you will learn a lot by doing. But this will be a lot of work,
at least for the first time...
Just my $0.02
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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