[Ilugc] Mail server implementation

Arun Khan knura9 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 14:22:37 IST 2012

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 8:06 AM, Muthukumar  S <muthu31kumar at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am searching for knowledge base links for how to implement the mail
> server and what are the basic requirements to implement. It would be nice
> if there is a step by step guidelines.

Generally speaking, asking for step by step instructions in any
mailing list suggests  that you have not your own due diligence to
search (at least in my mind).

Today there are hundreds of sites on the subject matter with step by
step details.

Search key words "linux how to setup email server" in your favorite
search engine.

When you encounter problems, come with specifics to this mailing list
and I am sure collectively we can help you resolve.

For starters:

0. Be ready to read (a lot) and experiment.  With this method you will
learn IMO, if you are *serious* about sys admin; in this case email

1. you need to know a few details about DNS like MX records besides
the config details for the mail server.  Note that some email server
package will provide SMTP service only e.g. postfix (which BTW comes
with excellent documentation)

2. For POP3/IMAP you may have to install yet another package e.g.
dovecot (the entire .conf file is well commented for what each setting

To start learning the easy way try Zimbra CE for CentOS 6.   It comes
with a shell script where you have to answer a few questions and does
the configuration setup.

-- Arun Khan

Arun Khan
"As a layman, I would say we have it, but as a scientist I have to
say, 'What do we have?'"
Rolf Heuer, Director General CERN on the announcement of Higgs Boson particle.

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