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 my […]Read more "Building an email server using ClearOS"
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 a […]Read more "When an email thread gets too long"
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 the […]Read more "Configuring sendmail to use a Smart Host"
Today I wrote an email in Thunderbird and clicked send. It gave me this message: It has never asked me this before, so I wonder what prompted it to do so today. Turns out new builds of Thunderbird scan your email for keywords such as attachment or attached and reminds you to check for attachments […]Read more "Forgetting something?"
I just received my phone bill from O2 by email. See if you can spot the deliberate mistakes. Click for a bigger version.Read more "More O2 brokenness"