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Requirements For Creating/establishing Mail Server

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Hi to All,

      I'm planning to establish or create a Mail Server using Redhat Linux 7.3 in the  near future. What are the requirements and other info that I need to know/have?

    Right now, i have an internet proxy server using linux and it is connected using DSL (from ISP)  and also have a registered domain name.

   What I want to accomplish is that - I want every users to have an email account like for example dummy@mydomain.com and i want it to be accessible outside - WHAT I MEAN IS THAT IT CAN SEND/RECEIVED EMAIL TO/FROM YAHOO.COM, HOTMAIL AND OTHERS. Is this possible?

   What are the things/requirement that i need to know/have?
 
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All these functionalities are supported out-of-the-box in any standard distribution of Linux. Go for SuSe Linux 8.1 Enterprize Server if you want ease of installation. Its easy to install, nearly pre-configured and scalabale.

You may find the Statndard distribution from Sun Microsystems iteslf the best, as long as you are willing to to a bit of configuration. If you intstall your OS with proper preplanning you may get it all done during configuration itself.

Broadly, you will need a machine with two NICs to act as the local mail server. On one interface you can configure a local address while the other can be used to connect it to the Internet (your DSL line).

Software budled with Red Hat more than sufficient for the purpose. qmail, sendmail will be more than enough for your purpose.
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