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Wed, 20 Mar 2024 16:39:46 -0700

Andy from private IP /all An ode to Postfix and Dovecot on RHEL I would still be spending hundreds of dollars a month on Google Workspace if I had not transitioned to running my own email server in 2022. This is the best decision I've made in a long time. I've continuously improved this system since then and it's now in the best incarnation, which is Postfix and Dovecot on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, running on a server in my IT closet. Postfix consists of a combination of server programs that run in the background, and client programs that are invoked by user programs or by system administrators. The Postfix core consists of several dozen server programs that run in the background, each handling one specific aspect of email delivery. Examples are the SMTP server, the scheduler, the address rewriter, and the local delivery server. For damage-control purposes, most server programs run with fixed reduced privileges, and terminate voluntarily after processing a limited number of requests. To conserve system resources, most server programs terminate when they become idle. Client programs run outside the Postfix core. They interact with Postfix server programs through mail delivery instructions in the user's ~/.forward file, and through small "gate" programs to submit mail or to request queue status information. Other programs provide administrative support to start or stop Postfix, query status information, manipulate the queue, or to examine or update its configuration files. Dovecot is an open source IMAP and POP3 email server for Linux/UNIX-like systems, written with security primarily in mind. Dovecot is an excellent choice for both small and large installations. It’s fast, simple to set up, requires no special administration and it uses very little memory. https://www.postfix.org/ https://www.dovecot.org/ I am running my web server and email server on the same machine. In the future, I will transition the web server to its own system and leave this machine just running email. It's amazing value for money. #LawFirm #Technology _reply Wed, 20 Mar 2024 19:28:48 -0700
whiteguyinchina from private IP /all yea well, what does lady conrad say about that? _reply Wed, 20 Mar 2024 21:04:57 -0700
Wily from private IP /all This feels like a flex but I don't tech well enough to understand it. _reply Thu, 21 Mar 2024 11:17:04 -0700
Andy from private IP /all Not a flex, just a gesture of appreciation. My I.T. closet is a shrine to free software!
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