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Hi there,

First of all apologies if this or something similar has been posted already but I'm new here and new to forums in general. Essentially I am wondering if anyone can help me find some good sites or tutorials for someone who like to learn how to use and subsequently manipulate email servers. Perhaps a brief background is in order, I am currently an intern with some knowledge of I.T. I understand the theory behind SMTP I just have no idea how to use it which is what I'm hoping to learn along with how to configure and use cron jobs so that I can use CiviCRM with Comcast. You may be wondering why I don't just hire someone to do this for me? Well I work for a not for profit so that really isn't an option. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you for time and help.


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Hi youngblood,

The first step is determining your list of requirements.

What features does the server need?

Accept email? Relay email through Comcast or direct to internet?

Any anti-spam? Any anti-virus? any reputation services?

Will it host any email accounts? pop? imap? http? mailbox sizes and other features?

A great guide if you need a relatively simple and secure mail server install is

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