[Techtalk] Way to not organise a mail server

Anne Wainwright anotheranne at fables.co.za
Tue Jan 20 21:25:00 UTC 2009


small comment below

On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 14:57:24 +0000 (GMT)
Chris wrote:

|> Hi Maria,
|> On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, Maria McKinley wrote:
|> > Mail servers are not at all easy to set up, but once you get things 
|> > going, you don't have to do too much.
|> Sorry, but I have to disagree here. If you have a mail server that 
|> receives mail directly from the Internet and you care at all about 
|> blocking spam or viruses, I'd say that you have an unending uphill 
|> struggle ahead of you.
|> I'd recommend anyone who does care about spam, and doesn't *really* love 
|> the idea of spending several hours a week tending to their mail server, to 
|> let Google do it for you instead.

My pet hate is webmail, but fortunately I have my ISP (smarthost?) to do the basic spam filtering before I pop it down. With adsl here ports are blocked and we can't send or receive email direct as far as I know so all that hard work is not even an option.


|> Cheers, Chris.

so much to do, so little time :(

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