[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

RE: Mailserver suggestions?

Willem-Jan Meijer said:
> Antony Gelberg wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 04:01:36PM +0200, Willem-Jan Meijer wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> I want to setup a mailserver, so I was messing around with sendmail
>>> and fetchmail, but I can't get it working and documentations isn't
>>> very clear. Is there a easy-to-
>>> setup-configure-and-maintain-all-in-one mailserver for debian? Or can
>>> someone help me with configuring sendmail and fetchmail?
>>> Kind regards,
>>> -WJ
>> Sendmail is very complicated - that's the problem with a system that
>> has been around for so long, and has had to cope with so many
>> configurations. I recommend you try exim instead, which is a little
>> more user-friendly to configure.
>> It would help if you told us:
>> o Exactly what you want to do.
>> o Exactly what isn't working.
>> Antony
> What I want to do is:
> Collecting e-mails from the domains burger-harmonie.com,
> computerdokter-groenlo.nl
> and bellebloazers-eibergen.nl on my debian box. From my workstations I
> want to read
> them in microsoft outlook, doesn't matter wich protocol is used
> internal (pop, smtp,
> imap).

Right.  I'd say use exim, unless you have a specific reason to use
sendmail.  Have a look at the docs on www.exim.org.  Note that the version
in Woody is 3.3 (ish), not 4, so be sure to look at the right docs.
In particular, you want to look at exim.conf.  There is a local_domains
setting, where you configure the domains for which exim will try to
deliver locally.  Then, you need a user account on the server for each
mailbox.  You can use /etc/aliases to determine which account mail goes to
(this uses the aliasfile director).  You'll need to set include_domain as
well.  It's all in the docs.
For picking the mail up, I'd recommend courier, which will handle imap and
pop3.  It uses the maildir format, so you'll need to configure exim to
deliver in that format.
>>From my outlook clients I also want to be able to send mails from all
> this domains.

Have a look at 35.2 in the docs.

This should get you well on your way.


Reply to: