View Full Version : [ubuntu] Absolute easiest/fastest way to get a simple mailserver going for personal use

March 16th, 2009, 12:49 AM
I've been scouring google the entire weekend to find a proper guide to get a mail server going for personal use, i.e. not just a server that can send and receive mails but also one that actually "hosts" the emails themselves (x@y.z) which can be used through a standard mail client like Thunderbird.

I really only need 1 domain going so every guide I find, that describes several domains just seems to be overkill and I just think there must be an easier way to get a simple, standard mailserver without any bells or whistles.

Thanks in advance. :)

March 16th, 2009, 02:06 AM
A absolutely easiest / fastest way to get a "simple" mailserver going, err lets think, you mean one that listens on ports 25 and relays any mail it receives to that to which it was addressed to routed via a few other STMP servers you have or something else ?

To get a mail srever for a domain, or multiple domains is the same insn't it ?

There is a guide called http://flurdy.com/docs/postfix/ if you search google there is a book called (without a front cover) sendmail. http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=sendmail%2C+th++Edition+%2B%22.pdf%22.

March 16th, 2009, 06:13 AM
sudo apt-get install postfix
Simple enough. Configure to fit.

March 16th, 2009, 08:06 AM
http://www.howtoforge.com --> many tutorialy simple to follow

March 16th, 2009, 01:37 PM
I got it sorted out. I just had to read between the lines of the standard guide in ubuntu server. Thanks for the links, though.