Linux Email: Set Up and Run a Small Office Email Server

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Packt, 2005 - Computers - 295 pages
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This book gives you just what you need to know to set up and maintain an email server. It covers setting up the server and the mailserver, as well as extras such as spam and virus protection, and web based email. Written by professional Linux administrators the book is aimed at technically confident users and new and part-time system administrators. The emphasis is on simple, practical and reliable guidance. Many businesses want to run their email servers on Linux, but getting started can be complicated. The attractiveness of a free-to-use and robust email service running on Linux can be undermined by the apparent technical challenges involved. Some of the complexity arises from the fact that an email server consists of several components that must be installed and configured separately, then integrated together. Unlike other approaches that deal with one component at a time, this book gives you a basic knowledge across all the server components, leaving you with a complete working email server for your small business network. Based entirely on free, Open Source software, you will see how to protect your server from spam and viruses, offer web access for remote access, and secure your installation with regular backups.

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Carl Taylor has worked over 20 years in the IT industry and has spent the majority of that time working on Unix type systems, mainly communications or office automation projects. He was an early user of the UseNet network and taught himself to programme in C through working on a variety of open source software. His experience covers roles including pre and post sales support, product development, end user training and management. Carl now runs his own Web Solutions development company 'Adepteo' where they specialise in intranet and workflow products building on the best open source applications available. Whilst not working or looking after his children Carl is something of a dance addict and is currently learning Latin and Ballroom and Salsa.

Alistair McDonald is a freelance IT consultant based in the UK. He has worked in IT for over 15 years and specializes in C++ and Perl development and IT infrastructure management. He is a strong advocate of open source, and has strong cross-platform skills. He prefers vim over vi, emacs over Xemacs or vim, and bash over ksh or csh. He is very much a family man and spends as much time as possible with his family enjoying life.

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