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Sun, 05 April 2009 10:24 Go to next message
Registered: February 2009
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So apparently the Debian 4.0 Minimal template doesn't come with pop/smtp preinstalled, and I'm having a heck of a time trying to get it up and running.

What's the quickest way to configure a VPS for both POP and SMTP?

Thanks!
Sun, 05 April 2009 14:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: January 2009
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Here are some suggestions, this is not a complete solution.

apt-get install dialog


dpkg-reconfigure debconf

Select dialog, and low.

apt-get install dialog exim4-daemon-light
(or another MTA)

Choose your options for exim4. I suggest non-split config.

For pop install dovecot or courier.

Sun, 19 April 2009 11:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: April 2009
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hi i did what you said but what do i use for username and password? none?

Tahnks
Sun, 19 April 2009 19:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: January 2009
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I assume you mean to check your mail?

By default it would be your username and password from your regular user account on your server.
Mon, 01 June 2009 01:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: May 2009
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how many emails can a server send out per day? Is it capped?
Mon, 01 June 2009 11:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: January 2009
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Staff has the final word on this of course but i do not believe that there is any theoretical limit.

However!

Make sure you read the Acceptable Use Policy and Terms of Service.
Also, if you get nasty with your email sending, you are gonna get REALLY unpopular REALLY quick.

The best practise to is observe the limits suggested by all RFCs(Concerning E-mail) and Gentlemens Agreements.

If you are setting up a mailing list you will likely find some very good guidelines in the documentation for whatever you are using.

That is assuming you are not using software that has a primary purpose of spamming the universe.

Later,
Chris
Tue, 02 June 2009 00:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: May 2009
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I don't plan to send many emails at all right now Smile
I'm just wanting to know if my client's emails will get stuck in a queue or disappear if they send to many (i.e. if I set them up on a mail server and they have 50 employees that send 10 emails a day will it get stuck at 200?).

And I would never be a spammer! It's not worth it. I'd rather have my self-respect.
Tue, 02 June 2009 05:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Registered: November 2007
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There are no external mail limits at all, the only limit is your bandwidth.
Sat, 06 June 2009 17:09 Go to previous message
Registered: May 2009
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Anyway, I suggest you to do this simple Open Relay test here ==> http://www.abuse.net/relay.html
to make sure spammers won't use your server to send tons of emails anonymously. If your server sends tons of solicited emails, this is probably sign that your site is popular Smile and we would be all happy about it.

Else, if your server sends tons of unsolicited emails originated by spammers outside your domain, you will probably get blacklisted by Spamhaus and others Sad and this would be very bad!
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