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Discussion in 'Domains, DNS, Email & SSL Certificates' started by adzkii, Apr 15, 2020.

  1. adzkii

    adzkii Member

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    how do i setup email addresses locally? not using external email provider
    like
    email@domain1.com
    email@domain2.com

    thanks
     
  2. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Postfix is configured for sending out emails for all domains out of box. So you're all taken care of for any site hosted on your server for Postfix outgoing emails sent from the main host name so emails sent from @mainhost.domain.com. Which is why Getting Started Guide step 1 for proper main hostname DNS configuration is important for properly email delivery via Postfix and also mentioned at Email - Steps to ensure your site/server email doesn't end up in spam inboxes | Centmin Mod Community

    But I have no intention of doing any local email pop3/imap support on Centmin Mod for receiving emails as I don't want to bother with troubleshooting mail delivery issues as there's so many factors outside of my control as to why mail isn't delivered on the internet. I don't plan on providing any free support for such email related matters either. So best to use 3rd party email providers for @yourdomain.com emails for best uptime, reliability, security and anti-spam and email user management. See a list of recommendations at Email - Free @yourdomain.com Email Accounts & Alternatives

    Tecmint actually has a 5 part article on setting up your @domain.com emails on CentOS 7 but part of their steps assume Apache web server instead of Nginx i.e. for phpmyadmin (centmin mod has it's own phpmyadmin.sh addon installer) and use of firewalld instead of Centmin Mod's CSF Firewall (which already setup proper whitelisted ports). But most of the email site setup is applicable. For properly postfix @domain handling you need to utilise MySQL, anti-virus/malware scanner and implement anti-spam management = all these can increase server resource usage dramatically. Virus scanning can blow out to an extra 4-8GB of memory and alot more cpu usage and local email disk storage will increase.
    Finally one Centmin Mod member posted their own addon at Install Mail Server on Centminmod. There would be not support from me so only support would be within that thread.
     
  3. adzkii

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    how do we run and install addons?

    edit... i got it
     
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  4. eva2000

    eva2000 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah depends on the addon and instructions for them :)