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OS X Mountain Lion Server For Dummies by John Rizzo

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Chapter 13

Running an E-Mail Server

In This Chapter

arrow Configuring the DNS server for mail

arrow Setting up mail service

arrow Blocking spam and viruses

arrow Configuring mail user accounts on the server

arrow Creating new user e-mail addresses and mailing lists

Hosting your own e-mail server has advantages over using an outside provider. With the ability to customize e-mail options whenever you need to, you gain flexibility. If you have confidential data in your e-mail, storing your messages on your own server will give you peace of mind. When using an outside e-mail server, such as an Internet service provider or an offsite host, users in your building who e-mail one another send traffic out through your Internet connection and back. This traffic can slow the Internet connection in organizations with limited Internet bandwidth. Using your own e-mail server keeps internal e-mail traffic off your Internet connection.

Setting up your own e-mail service isn’t rocket science, but you do need to know some things. ...

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