Posts with the tag E-Mail Configuration
While it is very convenient to have all mail available online and it is cheap (Google Mail offers a lot of storage for free), you might sleep better at night if you were sure to have a copy of you mail on your own hard disk drive at home. offlineimap...
To dump / backup your IMAP Mail Folder to a local directory, there are some projects in the Ubuntu repositories:
looked for last changes on 2010-01-10
- imapcopy - pascal http://home.arcor.de/armin.diehl/imapcopy/imapcopy.html last change: 2006-04
- imapsync - perl http://www.linux-france.org/prj/imapsync/ last change: v1.286 2009-07
- offlineimap - python http://software.complete.org/software/projects/show/offlineimap last change in git repo: 2009-08
I don't like to set up an SMTP server without authentification but I needed it for a special hardware, the Koukaam NETIO 230A. It sends reports of its operation via unauthenticated SMTP emails.
sudo aptitude install postfix