This article will guide you about setting up your own home email server without being spammed to death.
There are many reasons to host your own email. Perhaps you don't like the limits placed on you by your current ISP. Maybe they aren't willing to host the domain you want, or give you the access you want. And if they do fit your needs, they want to charge a small fortune. Maybe you want complete privacy. Or perhaps you just want to access your email from anywhere using a web-based frontend. The list goes on and on...
There are several many ways to accomplish this task. Everyone has their preferred MTA program, but for the purposes of this article, we'll use sendmail. The same can also be done using postfix, or exim. Each approach has its own merits.
This how to covers installation and configuration of following services/servers:
- dovecot IMAP/POP3 server
- sendmail MTA
- sendmail-cf (M4 configuration)
- squirrelmail (web based email client)
- perl / gcc for Anti spam
- Anti spam and Anti virus configuration - MailScanner, SpamAssassin, and ClamAV