Mail Server

Jeremy Anderson jeremy at
Wed Oct 24 07:41:07 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 21:31 -0400, David McGlone wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 October 2007 8:43:01 pm Bruce Marshall wrote:
> > On Tuesday 23 October 2007, David McGlone wrote:
> > > Ok a few months ago, I was about to ask the list some questions about a
> > > mail server, but some unexpected things came up that I needed to work out
> > > the kinks in. Finally I have accomplished that task. Now I'd like to ask
> > > the list about setting up a mail server on my desktop that will fetch
> > > mail and send it to my laptop and other computers.
> >
> > Please define  "send to"
> >
> > > Does anyone know of any good howto's for kubuntu? And what software would
> > > anyone recommend?
> >
> > The basic pieces you need are  fetchmail, and procmail, and depending on
> > the definition of "send to"    postfix.
> My bad. I accidentally hit my touchpad with the cursor over the send button 
> and sent the e-mail prematurely.
> Anyway, what I mean by "send to" is that I want the desktop to send all the 
> mail out to the correct computer. The reason I'd like to do it this way is 
> because I want to have a mailbox set up on this desktop as well that will be 
> the same as the laptop and I don't know how I could accomplish this by 
> fetching the mail, without leaving the mail on the server so.
> Does this sound better? Sometimes it's hard to ask a question when you really 
> don't know exactly what your talking about.
> -- 
> David M.

IMAP is usually good for the kind of thing you are talking about.  Do
you already use some type of mail service?  


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