how to create my own home email server

I need some start up tips on how to create my own home email server. What software do I need and how to setp one up.
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Hutch_77Commented:
There are a lot of options... You can go with Windows based purchase a server 08 and run Exchange on the server.

You can run Linux and run Postfix or one of the other Linux email servers

Then you need to setup DNS and MX records for the mail server.  

For any mail server you really need a solid server to drive the mail server as well.. being a home server I would expect a quad core with 4 GB of ram should handle linux and postfix fine... Exchange would require more ram in my experience.
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
You can buy SBS 2011. It comes with Exchange 2010 server. Easy to setup and use.

http://www.microsoft.com/oem/en/products/servers/Pages/sbs_overview.aspx
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
Here's a free email server - http://www.hmailserver.com/
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