[Techtalk] Mail Hosting

Raquel raquel at thericehouse.net
Tue Nov 27 22:02:52 UTC 2007

On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 20:18:59 +0000
Figaro <ynegorp at charter.net> wrote:

> Hello all.
> I was going to attempt to setup a mailserver to be able to quit
> using the not very well filtered services from my cable co.
> I thought to use postfix-dovecot-mysql (>
> http://workaround.org/articles/ispmail-etch/
> So, one purchased/registered a domain name with idotz.net with dns
> but suddenly realized that I have NO clue how to get my system
> modified to used the domain name and dns.
> This is a Debian -Sid installation that has been setup and running
> for 2-3 years (first with dial-up, then dhcp for the cable modem)
> without a real qualified domain name (stand alone work station).
> (1): I have the registered domain name
> (2): I have the purchased dns management login: with provided
> primary and secondary servers: BUT do not know what to do with it!
> (3): I have a dynamic DNS account with dnsexit.com and an ipUpdate
> daemon running for use to keep the domain name active as my cable
> ip address changes. Again not any good idea how to use it
> correctly.
> 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.
> Thank you,
> matthew


The first thing to do is to check with Charter.net to see if they
will allow you to run a mail server on their system (on your
machine).  Many of the cable companies do not allow you that.  Do
they block port 25?

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