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Randall Twede
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This seems like the best forum for this question.
Since I have a domain name I am toying with the idea of of having mail sent to it. How hard is that to do? What is available? I know about Apache's JAMES http://java.apache.org/james/index.html
I think that might be easier than using JavaMail API(which I know nothing about) myself.
Would I have to change my Apache server configuration?
I am pretty ignorant on this topic.
 
Frank Carver
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Usually you get a mail server effectively for free with a domain hosting service. It's such a common requirement that I don't know of anyone who offeres domain hosting without at least offering to redirect email to that domain to another address.
Where is your domain hosted? Do you know if they already have a mail system set up for you to use?
 
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It is called yi.org http://www.yi.org
It is really just redirection because I have dynamic url although people with static connections use it too to get a free name. I will check their site and double check but I dont think they have anything.
No it is just the one service that they provide. They are not accepting new users anymore now. Im glad I got in when I did.
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Setting up your own mail system is not as simple as it could be, particularly if you want to run it on a box which is used for general computer work. If you have a spare PC lurking around, which you don't mind turning into a really useful server, comsider putting e-smith (http://www.e-smith.org/) on it. E-smith is a customized Red Hat Linux distribution optimized for ultra-simple installation as a server and gateway. It has SMB file sharing, web serving, virtual hosts and DNS, dial-on-demand, firewalling and masquerading, POP/IMAP/SMTP and Web email etc. etc. All with an easy and flexible web-interface for setting up and customizing.
Best of all for you, it is set up to work with yi.org "out of the box".
I have recently been evaluating their most recent release-candidate for version 4.1 of e-smith and I find it quite the most simple and honestly useful OS install I have ever done.
Check it out!
 
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Thanks Frank,
I do plan on getting a newer computer(someday). When I do I could use this one for something like that. I have been curious about Linux anyway.
 
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