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Re: [gNewSense-users] [OT] Steps to create a mailbox

From: Michał Masłowski
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] [OT] Steps to create a mailbox
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:27:43 +0200
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> 3. Install the mailserver (e.g. Postfix)

Do it first, the MX record is needed only for other MTAs to send mail to
you, it might not be the first thing to test when configuring Postfix.

> 1. Configure a zone file
> How should I name my MX records? Are there any conventions on this?

Use the hostname of your mailserver.  I recommend configuring also SPF
records [0].

> 2. Install bind9
> Is it necessary?

I use nsd3, I like using separate programs for different tasks and bind
has too large history of security problems.


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