E-mail is old and complex. It's the oldest still-recognizable component of the Internet, with its modern incarnation having coalesced out of several different decades-old messaging technologies including ARPANET node-to-node messaging in the early s. And though it remains a cornerstone of the Internet—the original killer app, really—it's also extraordinarily hard to do right. We most often interact with e-mail servers through friendly Web-based front-ends or applications, but a tremendous amount of work goes into hiding the complexity that allows the whole system to work. E-mail functions in a poisoned and hostile environment, flooded by viruses and spam. The seemingly simple exchange of text-based messages operates under complex rules with complex tools, all necessary to keep the poison out and the system functioning and useful in spite of the abuse it's constantly under. From a normal person's perspective, e-mail seems like a solved problem: sign up for Internet access and your ISP gives you an e-mail address. Google, Apple, Yahoo, or any number of other free e-mail providers will hook you up with e-mail accounts with gigabytes of space and plenty of cool value-added features. Why do battle with arcane dragons to roll your own e-mail solution? Because you must rely on others for your security.
What is iRedMail?
Running your own e-mail server
How can I purchase hosting services? How can I purchase a domain? What are the payment options? How can I renew a service?
Step 1: Choose the Right Hosting Provider and Buy a Domain Name
Setting up your own email server on Linux from scratch is a long and tedious process, a pain in the butt if you are not an advanced user. This tutorial will be showing you how to use iRedMail to quickly set up a full-featured mail server on Ubuntu With iRedMail, you can easily create unlimited mailboxes and unlimited mail domains in a web-based admin panel. The following is a list of open-source software that will be automatically installed and configured by iRedMail.