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Re: ****How to setup a Linux mail server?



On Mon, 2007-01-01 at 12:06 -0700, Kevin Kempter wrote:
> Hi List;
> 
> I run around 7-10 laptops & desktops at any given time in my home/home-office 
> network. All of them are Linux boxes.  I am getting overwhelmed with SPAM, I 
> use Kmail and spamassassain, we also run thunderbird email.
> 
> I'm thinking that the best solution my be to setup my own "internal" mail 
> server, have the mail server pull all my various email accounts, then use 
> procmail filtering to eliminate and report on spammers. At that point my 
> local boxes (or even remote laptops via an ssh tunnel) can get their 
> respective mail spam free (for the most part).
> 
> I have 2 questions.
> 
> 1) is this a sound plan? or is there a better way to go?
> 
> 2) If this is a good method then where can I find a good tutorial on how to 
> setup a Linux mail server and configure it to pull from the various ISP's as 
> well as a good tutorial on procmail?
> 
> 
> Thanks in advance
----
1. I would recommend it

2. I would recommend brennan's home server howto...

http://www.brennan.id.au/

this uses sendmail/dovecot, neither of which I use but you gotta start
somewhere

Craig


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