Mailserver - the irresponsibility of using my desktop as one

Akshay Lamba akshay at
Thu Sep 7 05:18:14 UTC 2006

Carthik have a look at

Their base VPS package might do the deed for you. It did for me.


Carthik Sharma wrote:
> Hi,
> I regularly use three different computers - a work desktop, a laptop
> and a home desktop. I have three email IDs, again, none of these are
> avoidable.
> Right now, I fetch all mail to my home desktop which is used to run an
> ssh server using a dynamic dns service.
> The power bill, and the irresponsibility of running a desktop 24x7 to
> read mail etc are killing me.
> So, what would enlightened Ubuntu users suggest as a solution to this
> problem? Please don't suggest using Thunderbird with IMAP etc. My work
> account has really stupid
> policies regarding deleting old mails. Besides IMAP does not allow me
> to use folders etc "freely".
> Would someone know of a cheaply obtainable shell account, or vps, or
> something that allows me to run fetchmail, procmail, mutt on a
> webserver of some sort? Something I can replace my
> home-desktop-mailserver? It will be great if it costs less than 5-10
> US Dollars a month.
> Thank you,
> Carthik.

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