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Re: urgent Mail Server

In article <20030401235005$2b3c@gated-at.bofh.it>, Lindsay Yardley

> This morning I recieved an invoice from the isp who handles my
> mail/website, he's increased his fees by 200%. This is only a hobby
> thing so I can't justify spending that much for redirection & masking.
> I'd like (have to) to take over the administration myself. I'd like a
> HowTo (for dummies) on the process of administering it. And, I need to
> setup a mail server here in the next few hours, which is the *easiest*
> MTA? I would have liked to use the debian default Exim but the docs
> for fools like me are rather thin, the one I use will need to have
> plenty of simple and clear documentation, remembering I know very
> little about administering an MTA.

Exim isn't bad in my experience; my personal preference is for Postfix
though. It's super easy to use / configure, and it has a generally
helpful user community. apt-get install postfix should get everything
installed and pretty much working - you should be asked some questions
while configuring the package, and that should set things up pretty much
the way you need them.

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