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    im trying to set up my own email server, this idea came from the help of others form this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1814655 but i was unable to as i was not home, but i am ready now, any help on this subject is useful to me. I am experienced in setting up servers but i would have no clue where to start with emails

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    Re: email server

    I highly recommend this tutorial:
    http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/

    But I highly recommend that you have a dedicated box for this.
    In other words, I don't think a laptop will do...
    Last edited by Dry Lips; October 17th, 2011 at 01:07 PM.

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    Re: email server

    the only computer i could possibly run the server on that is not a laptop is an old desktop with 6 gigs of hd space, and 256 mb of ram running puppy linux
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    Re: email server

    Citadel. I had it running on an EeePC.

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    Re: email server

    Quote Originally Posted by mmsmc View Post
    the only computer i could possibly run the server on that is not a laptop is an old desktop with 6 gigs of hd space, and 256 mb of ram running puppy linux
    It should be sufficient, the Recommended Minimum Requirements for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS server is 128 mb RAM/ 500mb-1GB HDD.

    A few months ago I ran Ubuntu 8.04 Server on a machine with only 64MB RAM & 6 GB hdd.
    It struggled a lot when I tried to install joomla, though! My current server has 4GB RAM which is quite a luxury!

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    Re: email server

    would anybody know how i would go about doing this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmsmc View Post
    would anybody know how i would go about doing this?
    What? Installing the server OS, or postfix? If you're going to run your own email server you have
    to make sure it is fully secured, etc. Again: have a look at the tutorial I provided.

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    oh god, i completely missed that link, thanks!
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