> >> > I have just set up my first Linux server. I am doing mail forwarding
> >> > for a few addresses, so that our staff can give out addresses of the
> > We have been hosted on a complimentary site for seven years, but
> > our ISP just noticed that our web site has 35,000 files and over 600 Mb.
> > They have tactfully asked us to cut back our size, get off, or
> > begin paying competitive rates.
> > Thus the need to set up our own web server and begin handling
> > our own mail forwarding.
> have you considered just hosting the website and leaving mail as is?
> if size is still an issue, then change the agent behaviour to that
> all mail is downloaded and deleted off the sever w/each access to
> an email directory. --Loren
Please forgive the naive nature of these questions. I appreciate
I had thought that when we redirected mydomain.org to our own server
automatically. That does not seem to be happening, as mail
is still going to the old ISP. I didn't even know that was possible.
So it seems that leaving the mail forwarding with the old ISP (as you
suggested) is what is currently happening. I thought at first it was
just a matter of DNS server caches being behind, but that seems
unlikely at this point.
Our church's Roadrunner service has more than enough e-mail addresses
for the staff, so I had just planned on doing nothing but forwarding
from my server to their Roadrunner address. This is simple, and perhaps
it is more secure not running POP or IMAP. I have no plans to set up POP or
IMAP. My only goal is to give each of them an address that looks like
our church domain.
Now I need to decide to ask the old ISP (who is still providing
nameserver service for our domain) whether to direct mail to us
along with other traffic. The one advantage I see is ease
of setting up new forwarding addresses whenever I like.
Thanks again for everyone's help. I have been a Unix user for
many years, but have done almost no system administration. This
is my first Linux experience. But, I am going to be getting a lot
more over the next few months.