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Re: Configuring a mail server...



Calber Chainy <chainy@infonegocio.com> [2002-12-19 18:34:41 +0100]:
> 
> The objectives of the mail server is to give accounts to anyone in the
> internet, i followed some howtos but I don't know how to configure some
> things.  I searched but didn't find some comprehensive howto or
> documentation...
> 
> The two main problems are:
> 
> I have to relay mail for anyone in the internet, not only for my local
> network, what am I supposed to type then in /etc/mail/access?

Negative.  If you are giving accounts to people then you do not need
to give relay access to the Internet.  Relay access is the number one
source of spam.  Creating an open relay is one of the most unfriendly
and unneighborly network actions that you could possibly do.

Also note that if you do operate an open relay your server will be
listed in an open relay database.  At that time a large number of
people will refuse to accept mail from your server.  It will be less
than useful to operate a mail server from which people cannot receive
mail.

Bob

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