View Full Version : How secure is the mail server?
Aug 7, 2011, 05:16 PM
I'd like to use Lion to host email for my personal domain from my home Internet connection. I have it working, using an external smtp server. Inbound email works fine as well. However, I'm concerned about the default configuraton. How secure is it? Exposing ports 25 and 993 has me on edge.
Aug 7, 2011, 09:26 PM
If you don't know what you're doing, you should not be running a mail (or any) kind of server.
Aug 7, 2011, 09:28 PM
Wow, that's incredibly helpful.
My question was regarding the default configuration of the mail server and its focus on security. I'm quite fluent in running a number of network services / servers. However, I am new to OS X Server and was curious about its config. If you don't have anything helpful to say, and I've seen you do this on multiple threads, don't say anything at all.
PS. Don't bother replying. I've placed you on my ignore list. I won't be burdened with reading anything further from you.
Aug 7, 2011, 11:53 PM
It does not allow relaying, so you don't have to worry about becoming an open relay for spammers if that is what you are wondering. Default is to not allow anything except local machine unless authenticated or the destination is local.
Aug 8, 2011, 08:33 AM
PS. Don't bother replying. I've placed you on my ignore list. I won't be burdened with reading anything further from you.miles01110 is one of the most knowledgeable members of this forum. By ignoring him, you are cutting yourself off from a valuable wisdom, knowledge, and experience.
Aug 8, 2011, 01:05 PM
miles01110 is one of the most knowledgeable members of this forum. By ignoring him, you are cutting yourself off from a valuable wisdom, knowledge, and experience.
Yeah....because he certainly used all that wisdom, knowledge, and experience to help OP in this case, huh?
We all start somewhere - even if it involves servers.