Re: email server-static IP
On Mon December 14 2009, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
> From previous posts, I thought you already had an internet mail server
> running at a colo facility, or a VPS server running an internet mail
> server, and thus the basic prerequisite experience to setup another
> internet mail server. Now, from you statement above, it is clear you
> have no idea what an "MX record" is or where/how to implement it...
I asked my ISP, and the response I got tells me they can take care of all the
MX records, and those kinds of things. Yet, I agree, there is lots more to
it. Not the smallest of which is S P @ M containment. Going from a hosting
service that has all the background & utilities in place, to my own server
that has... nothing.
>You _must_ read up on the basics of internet mail server configuration
>before you continue this journey of yours. By this I don't mean read
>the docs for Postfix or Sendmail or Exim. By this I mean you need to
>read about the architecture of internet smtp mail. The RFCs are a
>difficult read, and parts of them are out of date. I suggest you find a
>layman's guide to internet mail architecture. There are many available
>via Google et al.
WHich RFC's, SMTP, POP3, IMAP?
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