Building an email server using ClearOS

I’ve had a server at home for years now, and I’ve also been a professional sysadmin for at least three years. I know my way around Linux pretty well and for some time I’ve run my own web server and also other services. But one thing I’ve steered clear of until now is running myContinue reading “Building an email server using ClearOS”

When an email thread gets too long

This is a rather old email thread (as you can see from the fact I mentioned “in the new year”, i.e. looking forwards to 2009. I consider it good practice to retain the relevant parts of the history when replying, but this conversation has gone on for so long that the formatting is getting aContinue reading “When an email thread gets too long”

Configuring sendmail to use a Smart Host

Chances are if you have a Linux server in your home, you’ll want it to be able to send you emails, e.g. its daily logwatch or the output from cron jobs. But most ISPs block SMTP so you can’t directly send emails from your server to wherever they need to go, which is what theContinue reading “Configuring sendmail to use a Smart Host”