[PLUG] Email Server
knura at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 29 14:52:19 IST 2008
On Tuesday 29 Apr 2008, Rajiv Gore wrote:
> I have a small LAN with 1 PC running Suse 10.2 and other 2 PC's
> running Windows2003 and windows 98.
> I have working samba on the lan for file and print sharing
> I want suse 10.2 to work as email server and allow windows machines
> and their users to pick up/ send mail from suse box.
> Please advice how should I do this.
openSUSE by default installs postfix as your SMTP server. For what you
are trying to do, postfix is fairly easy to setup. The main config
file is /etc/postfix/main.cf; each config option is well commented with
plenty of docs @ www.postfix.org.
Besides postfix, you will need to setup a POP3/IMAP server. Dovecot
does both and for basic functionality it is easy to setup. It's config
file is similar to postfix.
Additionally, you will have to install/configure fetchmail if you want
to retrieve external emails to your domain.
Start simple configuration:
2. relay based on subnet.
3. smarthost being your ISP's SMTP server.
and then add the complexities one by one (SMTP AUTH, TLS etc.)
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