[Techtalk] Mail Hosting

Figaro ynegorp at charter.net
Tue Nov 27 21:54:05 UTC 2007

R. Daneel Olivaw wrote:
> Hi there,
>> My questions:
>> Does anyone know of a good tutorial or set of, that one may work
>> through to understand the requirements to get this set up?
>> OR
>> Suggestions for a well run mail hosting service running Linux (pref.
>> Debian) that I may purchase to host my mail with my domain name? I
>> honestly do not need the ability to handle more than 3 mailboxes.
> I know this is not polite, but I'll answer with a couple of questions:
> 1/ do you REALLY want to handle your email yourself ? I mean: do you
> want to run a mailserver that needs to be online 24/7 to get mail ?

Well, I thought the experience could be useful
> 2/ is this gonna grow beyond the 3 mailboxes someday ?

If several of my friends' consulting services and my CAD design
consulting work grows..YES
> 3/ are you looking for a test case to get experience or do you need
> just your 3 mailboxes running ?

But would not mind a fall back mail host in the event of inevitable
'dumb thumbs' on my part as I learn.

> Once these questions answered, I (we) may point you in the right
> direction :)
> Read you soon,
> R. Daneel Olivaw,
> The Human Robot Inside.
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Thank you,

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