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[Discuss] Mail screwed the pooch
- Subject: [Discuss] Mail screwed the pooch
- From: dj.segfault at gmail.com (David Kramer)
- Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 10:17:37 -0400
This is David Kramer on my GMail which I rarely use... up to now. *Short version*: In desperate need of help getting mail set up on my Linode server because my home mail server that is now on Verizon FiOS with DHCP can't send mail anymore. Time-sensitive because I leave for a trip Wednesday. *Long version*: Ya know when I asked about running a mail server on a dynamic IP because I wanted to switch from Comcast Business w/static IP to Verizon FiOS, and half the respondents (and Google searches) said it would work and half said it's dangerous as hell? Well, I can no longer send mail because I'm getting a "Connection time out" from pretty much everywhere now. I can no longer send mail from thekramers,net. This is bad. I set up a mail server (postfix/dovecot/MySQL/procmail) on a Linode box right before I switched providers, but with a different domain name that I own (geekwith.me). I *THINK* it's working but I really didn't put a lot of rigor into the testing, and I also had to rely on a slew of different web sources to put all the pieces together. There are parts that I don't fully understand because it relies in virtual users, which I never did before this. In fact I never used MySQL-backed postfix/dovecot before. To be clear, I'm not a complete newb on this, and understand what postfix, dovecot, procmail are doing and the basics of the procmail config files. But not enough to guarantee safely doing it all myself. *The big complication*: This happened almost a week ago. I am leaving for a conference on Wednesday and would rather not do so without the ability to send mail. I don't really have the time before then to try to hack through this myself *AND* vett that it's secure. *Request*: I would like someone to either help me/work with me to get it configured right (we can do screen sharing and I can give you a login into the box temporarily), or you working alone in your time and taking notes so I understand what was done. I wish I had the time to go back and forth with Q&A emails to help over the list, but I don't. *I am willing to pay* for this because I realize this isn't fun work, and neither is working under time pressure, but I'm not a SysAdmin and most of you are, so it may be 2 hours work for one of you and 2 weeks work for me. I also value other people's time. Ideally this would be done Monday night or Tuesday night, with Sunday day/night being less desirable but possible. *Minimum Goal*: - Add thekramers.net handling for 3-5 email addresses to my Linode server - Secure it *Bonus goals*: - Adding a real secure cert so I can do imaps/https without warnings. I'm OK with paying as recent conversations on the list have uncovered the problems with the free ones. - Adding certs for multiple domain names, as I would like to move my web server functionality to this box too. You can reply to this email if you are interested, or text me at 7812548601, which would be a lot faster. Thanks.