Technical Articles


Using email is very easy, but setting up your own email server is not. This article describes how email works to give you an introduction on the various components needed to implement your own mail server.

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Before deploying your new mail server on the internet, make sure you have checked the list below. This will ensure that your mail server will have a good sending reputation (trusted) and will not be ignored and treated as a spammer.

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The Unix world has two ways of storing mail messages, the traditional mbox format and the newer maildir format. Postfix and Dovecot supports the two mail storage format so you can use any format, but I highly recommend you use the maildir format.

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What is a partition?

A partition is a subdivision on a hard disk. Each Linux partition except the swap partition requires a mount point.

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