[LUNI] Mail server question
ramin-list at badapple.net
Wed Nov 24 11:47:01 CST 2010
On 11/24/2010 7:20 AM, Eric MacAdie wrote:
> I have a few questions for the list.
> Does anyone on the list run their own mail servers?
> If so, which ones? Do you get your mail via POP or IMAP?
> How many people use gmail for their email?
I'm still running my own though I've been toying with the idea of moving
to gmail or something. Once upon a time the entire point of having your
own mail server was because you wanted IMAP. You've got more options
now. In my case I shut down all the other ports and have imap on
localhost for webmail and imap-ssl for me.
Postfix, Mysql, Postfixadmin, Postgrey, Courier-imap, Cyrus-sasl,
Roundcube for webmail
Pretty straightforward and I haven't seriously messed with the config in
four years. If I were to rebuild, I'd use Dovecot and eliminate
Courier-imap and Cyrus-sasl. I think someone is still updating the
Gentoo Virtual Mail How-to that I started on gentoo-wiki.com years ago
if you wanted to look at the actual configs. Should mostly apply to any
Couple of the pros
1. You can run smtp-ssl which is not port 25 to get around filters
3. You can ssh to the server and delete a crap load of Nagios alerts.
4. Adding domains is easy, I've got 30ish.
5. Nice to be able to setup temp mailing lists instead of cc'ing 30 odd
people back and forth when planning an event.
Couple of the cons
1. One more thing to deal with and keep updated
2. greylisting flaked out and it took me a day to notice.
3. I've noticed that my email can end up in spam folders more often then
sending from one of the big web mail sites.
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