debain email setup
From: Eric Walstad (debian_at_ericwalstad.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 12:48:13 -0800
I am looking for advice on setting up a small office with an email
server on a Debian box. I also need to do some outgoing email
I have no experience setting up an email server as I've always worked on
my own and just let my ISP handle the chore. Now I need to setup a
small office (5 workstations: one Debian, one WinME and the rest WinXP)
with a Debian box that will act as a mail server for these 5
workstations. I expect the Debian mail server to periodically check
for incoming mail on the ISP's mail server and store it for retrieval
by the windows workstations. I'd also like to have the Debian box
block one of the workstations from sending mail outside the office, but
allow that workstation to send mail to the other workstations within
the office. The ISP hosts the domain that the outgoing emails will use
for addressing. That is, the ISP hosts "bar.com" and I need the
workstations to send out mail like: "From: email@example.com"
This seems like a simple setup. But, I've been trying to get my head
around it for a long time and I think I'm more confused than ever.
I've read the O'Reilly _Sendmail_ book through chapter 23 and now I'm
not conviced I need something as complex as sendmail.
Is there a standard Debian recipe for this kind of configuration?
Would you recommend using something other than sendmail?
Can you point me to a particularly relevent HOWTO that will help?
Can you help me map my descriptions, above, to some of the common mail
jargon (smarthost, mailhub, delivery agent, etc.)?
Thanks in advance for any pointers you can provide.
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