Need guide on setup mail server

By mephisto_007
Apr 14, 2005
  1. Hello can anyone guide me on setting up a mail server on Suse 9.1. I am a complete noob to this, a simple instruction would be great.
    Also do i need to spend money to get my domain name to something like And where about do i start it from.
    Please help me. :(
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    SuSE uses Postfix by default AFAIK so just start with the basic setup from here:

    As for the domain name registration, looks like is taken and I doubt they would let you use their servers for relay :p
    If you want to register your own domain name then your first stop should be your ISP - they may get you a good deal. Otherwise there are way too many companies offering domain registration for outrageous prices. Just make your pick :p
  3. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 224

    Ok so postfix is a mail server software right? but how do access and run it, does it even have GUI for me to play with or just plain script. I try to access it in YaST2 but there is none Postfix for me to config, or going through file:/etc/postfix only to see nothing but documents which im totally confuse because when i use Add/Remove Software it said Postfix has already installed!?
    Anybody please help me.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you insist on pretty interfaces then you can install Webmin.
    Postfix is installed by default but you have to configure it to use it over the network.
  5. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 224

    I have install Webmin but cannot access webbase through http://localhost:10000/, what else do i need to configure?
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Did you start the webmin server after you installed it?
  7. mephisto_007

    mephisto_007 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 224

    Sorry Nodsu how do i start Webmin? :eek:

    EDIT: never mind i just know how. Thank Nodsu
  8. MattG

    MattG TS Rookie Posts: 140

    You can use SquirrelMail for a front end GUI. That is what i used for mine. Works great and easy to setup.
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    google SSMTP ; trivial setup
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