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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators by Sander van Vugt

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Chapter 15

Setting Up a Mail Server

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Using the Message Transfer Agent
  • Setting Up Postfix as an SMTP Server
  • Configuring Dovecot for POP and IMAP
  • Further Steps

It's hard to imagine the Internet without email. Even if new techniques to communicate, such as instant messaging, tweeting, and texting, have established themselves, email is still an important means of communicating on the Internet. To configure an Internet mail solution, Red Hat offers Postfix as the default mail server. Before learning how this mail server works, this chapter is a short introduction into the domain of Internet mail.

Using the Message Transfer Agent

Three components play a role in the process of Internet mail. First there is the message ...

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