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Re: mailserver absolute noob question

Thomas wrote:

> Hi there.
> I would like to setup a mailserver on my debian machine that can
> receive email from any host and that can be accessed by imap or pop3
> (imap would be nice). I have seen some howtos on the net but they
> seemed way too complicated. The howtos i saw included spamfilters,
> anitivr software and page after page of config file hacking.
> What i am really looking for is a simple mailserver that i can install
> by apt-get something and then configure by a gui/web interface (if
> necessary at all). Then connect to it with my thunderbird and lets go.
> So far, exim4 was installed on my sarge by default, although i dont
> know what that means.
> If i startup mutt with any user, it says 'no mailbox'.
> This didnt ever disturb me, but now i should think of what that means...
> Thanks for hints,
> Thomas

I wrote the following howto:

It includes a very basic setup of Postfix (SMTP), Dovecot (pop and
Imap), and Squirrelmail (Web e-mail).

Good luck.


Mitch Wiedemann
Webmaster - Ithaca Free Software Association

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