Linux E-Mail Server

Linux E-Mail Server

Post by Jason Cliffor » Sat, 25 Oct 1997 04:00:00

> I have been given a tesk of making a mail server for the organization. I
> believe that Linux IS the best platform to do it.

> Would someone provide me suggestions that what hardware I should buy to
> run Linux [the most compatible one] and what type of connection I will
> have to take from my ISP. We won't need much bandwidth. Around 28.8k will
> be enough for the whole organization. We would also be making our own Web
> server later.

> Will P2-MMX will be enough or DEC-alpha is required??

A 486 with 16MB of RAM could do the job if it's running Linux. Linux
does not require vast system resources for such a simple job as it
doesn't have the bloat associated with certain other operating systems.
Just be sure that you have sufficient disk space to handle the message
load - 1GB is usually sufficient unless you are supporting hundreds of
users in which case go for 4GB or more of SCSI and a slightly more
powerful machine such as a P200 with 64MB RAM.

You can use POP3 or IMAP with Linux and there  is plenty of software
clients for either of these for all platforms.


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Linux E-Mail Server

Post by david parso » Sat, 25 Oct 1997 04:00:00


>I have been given a tesk of making a mail server for the organization. I
>believe that Linux IS the best platform to do it.

   How big is your organisation?

   A product I designed for McAfee Associates (WebShield) is capable of
   filtering mail for sites with up to 10,000 workstations on a Pentium
   Pro.   I run a mail server for my lab on a 80522/233 (2 people
   currently, on a 56k leased line), because that's the processor on my
   main server machine, and I run a mail server for a small company (two
   branches, about 20 people) on a K5/90 being fed by a 512k line.

   Anything 386 or better should be enough to do mail serving for a
   modest organisation.

   david parsons \bi/ sendmail, of course.  Why do you ask?


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Our company has been without an "email administrator" for over a month,
and I need instructions for adding an email account on our domain, as

We have a dedicated email server (on the Linux 2.0.0 OS).  I'm not sure
if there is a specific program running on it for email handling; if
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maneuvers-- navigating to the /home directory, where all the user
folders exist.  I've added a folder there whose name corresponds with
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