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    Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    I'm currently doing some computer work for a charitable orgranization(so I'm getting paid a wooping $0.00) and I'm setting up a Ubuntu Server since they do not have money to afford an Microsoft server. I think this is one of those chances where Linux is going to prove itself to be another solution than going with Microsoft.

    I've set up a Linux server before, but never a mail server. I'm pretty familar with command line as the last server I had/have is all in commannd line. I was reading a tutorial for setting up Email Server using Ubuntu and it seemed like a lot of command.

    So basically I need an easy way of setting up a mail server that they can use because they are not Linux Guru's. Is there an easy way of setting up a ubuntu Linux server? With Gui?

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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    A very good how to site.

    just a hint.

    http://www.howtoforge.com/howtos/email

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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    From what I've seen on the email subject, it seems only worth the efforrt if your going to have a lot of email traffic, obviously you will, but I have never seen a decently easy email system for 1-20 people. Anyhow, good luck and don't get to mad.

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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    You can also look at Google Apps. They have a free version that is slightly limited.

    You can compare the options here : http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/admins/editions_spe.html.

    I am curious as to which you go with, though.
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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    Ok, how about a free mail server for windows?

    They got scared of the word Linux and want to stick with windows?

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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    Scare the fear of lack of security into their heads, if they use Windows
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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    Not to dabble in your charity work but if they don't trust you what is the benefit.

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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    My suggestion is to look at an all-in-one solution. You can use whatever distro you like for the OS, but there are complete packages that will provide you email, antivirus, spam filtering, etc...

    I know the two that are suggested most in the forums are:

    Citadel - http://www.citadel.org/doku.php
    Zimbra - http://www.zimbra.com (personally this is my choice; I've been running it for a couple years now with no issues)

    There are others that exist, so you might want to research some more, but these are the two that I've seen suggested the most, on these forums at least.

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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by Sayers View Post
    Not to dabble in your charity work but if they don't trust you what is the benefit.
    Well, its not me they don't trust, its Linux. The person who has me doing it said they did some research and then spoke about Linux like the return of Hitler. I offered to give her a try but she refused even that.

    Alas I'm stuck with a Windows Server, and researching a free Windows Server App.

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    Re: Easy Setup for Mail Server in Ubuntu

    I suggest that you find a different charity to do something for. Email on Windoze is a nightmare.

    Cheers,

    Herman

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