How secure is the mail server?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Celeron, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Celeron macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2004
    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.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you don't know what you're doing, you should not be running a mail (or any) kind of server.
  3. Celeron, Aug 7, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2011

    Celeron thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2004
    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.
  4. throttlemeister macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2009
    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.
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    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.
  6. Sdevante macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2008
    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.

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