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J. S. TonelloPractical Linux DevOpshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8318-9_4

4. Setting Up an Email Server

John S. Tonello1  
Baldwinville, NY, USA

In the age of cloud-based services like Gmail, Office 365, and Yahoo, it’s easy to forget that not long ago people ran and maintained their own email servers. Although the public cloud offerings are robust and widely used, having your own internal mail services is useful for sending and receiving log notifications, integrating with chat or software development tools, or just communicating in a lab environment.

In this chapter, you’ll install two open source email tools: Postfix and Dovecot. Together they will ...

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