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To set up an email server

Today, I set up an email server on my raspberrypi. Thanks to the tutorial by Sam Hobbs! And it works. If you would like to give it a try, just drop me a mail.

Here's what you need:

  • Postfix as your mail transfer agent
  • Dovecot as your IMAP server
  • A (trusted) certificate for encryption (SSL and the like)

In principle, you could also add a spam filter and things like that. I skipped that for this reason. Because my domain has no static IP address (Dynamic DNS), sent mails are often regarded as spam. Hence, this is just an exercise in server administration.

As an add-on I also installed Roundcube as web-mail application.

Tags: server, administration, email 2015/01/20
About Mario Krapp
I'm a physicist by training and graduated in Earth System Science.

And I like coding. I've been working with complex computer models ever since my undergrad and I enjoy data exploration and data analysis to gain insights into the underlying principles.

Feel free to contact me.