View Full Version : [ubuntu] Local E-Mail Setup

April 25th, 2009, 11:35 PM
I need some help!

What I'm trying to accomplish is receiving e-mail notification to watch for errors (like cron logs) & security issues. I don't need to send e-mail to local users or outside the network.

My question is what e-mail service do I use? I know postfix is the default MTA, will that work and do I need anything else? One finale question, is it possible to send or have the e-mail forwarded to a outside address like gmail without setting up a MDA service?

I have a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS file server ONLY on a private network. I'm using a Comcast business account for the ISP.

Any suggestions or a direction to head would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

April 25th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Yup, use nullmailer. It has only two things to configure: Who you are and where you want the mail sent to. There is nothing simpler than that.