Re: Mail server for local lan
On Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 02:49:30PM -0800, Harry Putnam wrote:
> The things I'm really unsure about are:
> 1) What daeman do I need to have running (pop3d Imapd...). I intend
> to have other household machines retreive via pop3 from this
Well, you'll first have to decide where you want your users to keep
their old mail. Does everyone has it's own privat machine to do
his/her mail, or are there times that one is on a different machine,
yet still needs to access old mail? In the latter case a pop3 server
isn't suited, it's geared to downloading *all* mail and stuffing it
locally. To bad when you do it whilst on a different machine:( IMAP on
the other hand was designed just to make this possible. So if I where
you I would dedignate one machine to be the mail repository, have all
users receive mail there and stuff there old mail there too.
So make up your mind and use *IMAP*
> 2) Do other machine users really have to have accounts on debian box?
> or just a mailbox at /var/mail?
That depends on what programs you use.
> 3) If I have a daemon running, is it possible to setup so that it only
> runs when a machine connects.
> 4) How can I bar any machines that are not 192.xxx.xxx from the
> 143/110 port.
both can be solved with *(x)inet.d*
> 5) what do I have to tell exim in order for it to know to send the
> other machines outgoing mail to my isp smart_host.
you should make it *relay* for them.
> 6) can all this be made invisible to the internet, so that a scan will
> not show 143/110 as running or open?
yep, and it should!
You get your mail with fetchmail, so there is no need to have the port
visible to the outside.