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I have read a number guides on setting up a mail server, but none of them seems to work completely.

My Requirements:

  • I want to send and receive mails to and from all domains. (i.e., yahoo,gmail,aol,etc.)
  • I only need real system users.


  • I am running Ubuntu server edition.
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up vote 9 down vote accepted

Open a terminal and type sudo tasksel install mail-server

That will give you a fully functional mailserver with sane defaults.

For more information on how to setup a more customized solution, refer to the Ubuntu Server Guide for 12.04:

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