[Trilug-ontopic] Email servers

Daniel Bartholomew plumcreek at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 14:36:48 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-08-23 at 21:50 -0400, Neil L. Little wrote:
> I have to setup an SMTP server who's sole purpose will be to relay email 
> from a (Cisco) Media Convergence Server to the outer world.
> I am wondering which would be the most efficient to use (setup, config, 
> secure from spammers turning it into a zombie and spreading porn to the 
> world).
> I have been exposed to Sendmail in the past and it was not a positive one.
> A spammer turned my server into a zombie, spreading porn spam to the world.
> The distribution is Ubuntu (edgy elf)

Postfix or Exim are good alternatives.

As far as locking the server down, is this server going to be only
sending mail and not receiving any (except from the Cisco box)? If so,
set up iptables to block all inbound traffic on port 25 except from the
Cisco box.

Daniel Bartholomew

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