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Set Up a Debian or Ubuntu Machine as a Maildrop

Jun 24, 2009, 15:01 (0 Talkback[s])

"Now that you've got the infrastructure of your mail server ready, it's time to set it up to get some actual mail. It can be configured to receive mail directly, so messages sent to your address just arrive at the server with no intermediary. But, to start with at least, it's safer and simpler to just download messages from an existing e-mail account elsewhere, using POP. That lets you off the hook if, say, your DSL goes down for a few hours: you and your users can find their new e-mail still on their e-mail provider's server, without any concern about bounces or deferments. The software we're going to use to fetch mail to the server is called Fetchmail."

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