While some technical authors will advice you against setting up your own mail server due to the so-called complexities it presents (for example, avoiding user abuse in order to stay off blacklists, and dedicating enough time to maintain and monitor it), we are convinced that learning this skill has plenty of advantages as well:
If you happen to work for a web hosting or cloud company that provides email accounts after domain registration, you may be asked to help the customer set up, configure, and monitor his / her email server, and to ‘keep an eye‘ on it to avoid abuse.
By setting up a mail server and configuring desktop and webmail clients to send and receive emails, you will learn by doing the internals of what happens since you compose a message, send it, until it is received and read by the recipient(s).
If you are disciplined enough and can afford the time to tune and monitor your mail server on a daily basis, you will feel confident that your private data and personal information is not being mishandled by a third party or used for advertising purposes – it will remain yours and yours alone.
In order to help you learn how to install a complete mail server (Postfix) in Linux from scratch, we put up an ebook, divided in four chapters, to help you learn the following skills:
What’s inside this eBook?
This book contains 4 chapters with a total of 30 pages, which includes:
- Chapter 1: Setting up Postfix and Dovecot with Virtual Users in MariaDB
- Chapter 2: Configuring Postfix and Dovecot with Virtual Domain Users
- Chapter 3: Adding Antivirus and Antispam Protection with ClamAV and SpamAssassin
- Chapter 4: Installing and Configuring Roundcube as Webmail Client
This ebook has been carefully planned and written to help you accomplish this goal using a Debian Jessie 8 or CentOS 7 VPS and also works on Red Hat and Ubuntu based distributions.
For that reason, we offered you with the chance to buy this ebook for just $10.00 as a limited offer. With your purchase, you will support TecMint, so that we can continue to produce high-quality articles for free on a regular basis as always.
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To better take advantage of it, you will only need to register your own domain (not a dummy one) and a dedicated VPS server. We highly recommend you to go for Bluehost VPS or Dedicated Hosting, as it provides one free domain for lifetime with one account.
Wish you the best of luck as you work on this project. If you find any errors or suggestions to improve this ebook or if you have further questions, contact us at [email protected].