Home IMAP server - possible?

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  1. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    I have Panther server running on a machine at home, and I'd like to run my own IMAP mail server. Unfortunately I don't have a static IP, but I use one of those services that'll reverse DNS your IP to a homename. In my case it's with no-ip, so for example it's something like freebeer.no-ip.com ( :D ) I use it to ssh & ftp into my home machine, but I cannot seem to figure out what to put as mail servers for IMAP.

    Can someone help me out with this, or tell me it's impossible?
    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. scan300 macrumors 6502

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  3. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    should be able to do it,

    currently i have running which i simular enough for this purpose,

    AMD 64 2800+ :D (folding 24x7 :p )

    its running fedora 2 and i use sendmail (recives and sends STMP mail) dovecote (IMAP & POP3) and i use SquirrelMail for webbased access. all these should run on mac fine. just have a look at the developers site for howto's ect.

    i also have fetchmail running every 60 seconds to get mail off my ISP.

    i use dyndns (neilrobinson.homelinux.org)and have set my mx host? thingybob to my web address, neilrobinson@homelinux.org.

    if you need some more help with config ect send me a PM.

    hope it helps!
     
  4. 5300cs thread starter macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    Well, I get to this point and I'm not sure what to put in. Not an IP, right? My hostname?
     

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  6. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    ok enable stmp, you better have that enabled to send email, the second option is for when you send an email you can have it forward to your ISP's STMP server instead of your server figuring out the details.

    btw, what program is that screenshot from? :confused:
     
  7. 5300cs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The shot is from Server Admin.

    Ok, so I have SMTP enabled, and .Mac's SMTP server put in. What about the server info when adding an account in Apple Mail :confused:

    Man, I feel like a newbie doing this :rolleyes: sendmail & pine were so much easier ...
     

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  8. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    yeah i agree, give me sendmail anyday! :D

    in apple mail, iincoming should be your servers internal ip 192.168.0.1?

    username; the username you setup for mail eg, neil@neilrobinson.homelinux.org, my username is neil.

    hope that helps.

    neil
     

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