Need advice for setting up mail server

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Aug 7 17:35:31 UTC 2016

I think you mentioned a very important thing:

On Sun, 07 Aug 2016 19:16:06 +0200, Solène Rapenne wrote:
> By running your 
> own mail server you may also have problems to send mails to big 
> companies like gmail, hotmail, yahoo etc... because they tend to 
> blacklist large range of IP and it's hard to get removed on this list.

Even though mail has been intended as a decentralized system,
there is more and more "corporate centralism" making it hard
for independent users to run their own mail infrastructure,
simply because the "big ones" deny accepting and delivering
mail from sources they consider "spam" (while their own
addresses will often be found origins of spam). A static IP
is of course a very good help (and if you don't have one,
using your ISP's mail relay "smart host" solves most problems),
but if that IP is already on one of their black lists, it's
hard to get it "approved" so you can operate normally. And
it will probably happen again and again.

Sadly, the "general public" (educated users) seem to have
lost the ability to normally operate their mail servers, or
more precisely: it has been taken away... :-(

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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