[Techtalk] Home server - Where to start?

Little Girl littlergirl at gmail.com
Fri May 6 01:36:17 UTC 2011

Hey there,

Maria McKinley wrote:
> On 5/5/11 4:05 PM, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> > On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 05:15:01PM +0200, Svenja S. wrote:

> >> First, we would like to run a file server, plus I've always
> >> wanted my own mail server, but that will have to wait until I
> >> really know what I'm doing ;)

> > Whatever you choose for a mailserver, *don't* use sendmail; it is
> > really hard to configure.  I use Postfix myself, but that doesn't
> > mean that Postfix is the only easy mailserver.
> Or that it is an easy mailserver. ;-) I would claim that it is only
> easy relative to sendmail. I think easy mailserver is a bit of an
> oxymoron. Or more precisely, a working mail service is not easy to
> achieve.

First, I want you to know that this is coming from someone who got so
frustrated trying to get postfix and sendmail working that she gave up:

Try Masqmail. It's idiot-proof! I got it working in minutes, and I
didn't have to pretzel myself up to do it. (:

Little Girl

There is no spoon.

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