[Techtalk] Way to not organise a mail server

Maria McKinley maria at shadlen.org
Tue Jan 20 21:44:24 UTC 2009

Anne Wainwright wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Anne

Hi Anne,

Must say I am confused now. How/why are you running a mail server if you 
are using someone else's mail server?


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