[SATLUG] Setting up email server
richard.maynard at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 11:39:19 CDT 2007
Yes, the client sends the commands to the server to handle email deletion.
Outbound mail can be a bit more tricky because of all the anti-spam
measures out there. If your forward and reverse records match, you
won't have a problem there. Setting the MX host is of course needed so
remote servers know your mail server is where to send mail for a
domain. However with outbound mail there could be more factors to
consider, if you want something like DomainKeys implemented to help
your server not be seen as a source of spam, you would likely need
your own DNS server.
-- Richard Maynard
On 9/10/07, Samuel Leon <leon36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Richard Maynard wrote:
> > Sam,
> > IMAP Doesn't offer inherent benefits over POP, they can both be
> > configured securely. The biggest difference is with POP you generally
> > bring your mail down to the client computer, and manage the mailbox
> > directly there. With IMAP you generally leave the mail on the server
> > and manage mail there. I like IMAP becuse it enables me to get my mail
> > anywhere I have an IMAP client, and not need to worry about my client
> > having all my mail on it.
> > DNS servers are needed to translate names to IP addresses, your
> > email server regardless will need access to some working DNS resolver,
> > but it does not need to be a DNS server of your own.
> > -- Richard Maynard
> > On 9/10/07, Samuel Leon <leon36 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I have another question. What is everyone using for client access?
> >> Pop3 or IMAP? I am only familiar with pop3. Are there any advantages
> >> to IMAP besides security? Also is it necessary to have a DNS server
> >> along with the email server? All the help pages that I am following
> >> seem to have a DNS setup section alongside the email server setup section...
> >> Thanks,
> >> Sam
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> Ok, thank you. IMAP does sound kind of good. How are old emails
> deleted though? Just delete the mail from the client app and it will be
> deleted from the server or something?
> As far as all the DNS stuff, yes I know I will need a DNS server to
> resolve names. The part I get confused at is this tutorial I am
> following tells me that I need to run my own DNS server so that I can
> set all the proper host names (PTR, MX) in it because some email
> providers (hotmail, ect) will block other email servers if a reverse
> lookup for the connecting client does not succeed.
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