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Plant, Dean dean.plant at
Fri Dec 1 14:54:13 GMT 2006

Came across this today.

How to set up a home email server
(without being spammed to death)
by Stuart R. Kirk

Why host your own mail?

There are many reasons to host your own email. Perhaps you don't like
the limits placed on you by your current ISP. Maybe they aren't willing
to host the domain you want, or give you the access you want. And if
they do fit your needs, they want to charge a small fortune. Maybe you
want complete privacy. Or perhaps you just want to access your email
from anywhere using a web-based frontend. The list goes on and on...

There are several many ways to accomplish this task. Everyone has their
preferred MTA program, but for the purposes of this article, we'll use
sendmail. The same can also be done using postfix, or exim. Each
approach has its own merits.

Let's get started......

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