[NZLUG] Email Server

Rob Connolly rob at webworxshop.com
Sun Jun 16 11:25:57 NZST 2013

On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 01:21:04PM +1200, Volker Kuhlmann wrote:
> On Thu 13 Jun 2013 09:24:04 NZST +1200, Rob Connolly wrote:
> > Another option is to set up a catchall account on another service and
> > use fetchmail to get it down to your actual server, hosted on your
> I am not sure how feasible this is in practice, but it depends on how
> you set it up. Multidrop (download mail, have fetchmail work out the
> local recipient mailbox) mode is officially not supported and I gather
> it has some problems. However if the number of mailboxes is small, or at
> least the umber of people, you can run one per-user fetchmail process
> and be sure not to get things mixed up. It wouldn't scale, but be good
> for family.
> > network. Then use a smarthost for outgoing mail. Obviously, you're still
> Your ISP should always provide one of those. A good and quick test is to
> redirect (not forward!!) an email you have received from someone else.
> If your smart relay gives you a permission denied, you can't send with
> any other email address than you have been given by that ISP, you
> will have too many problems using email addresses with your domain names
> and want to look for a better ISP / smart relay.
> > sending/receiving your mail through a 3rd party, but if you want true privacy you
> > should be using GPG anyway!
> True! My success rate in getting people to use it is not high though.
> Thunderbird refusing to do basic key maintenance is a killer; it says
> it's not its job, while technically true, there doesn't seem to be a
> clickme-type for those less versed in all things computer.

See [0], instructions are Windows and Mac based, but good to recommend
to less technical friends and family.



[0] http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/06/encrypted-e-mail-how-much-annoyance-will-you-tolerate-to-keep-the-nsa-away/
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