Sending Mail to a Script

I'm trying to move everything from Webfaction to Linode, so trying to recreate some of the functionality I had there.

I have a simple page that is created from an email newsletter by a python script. It's a very simple process that Webfaction has available using mail2script. https://docs.webfaction.com/user-guide/email.html#sending-mail-to-a-script

What would I need to recreate that on Linode?

Do I actually need a mail server running?

1) email is received
2) send it to script (existing script does the rest)

Also found this script that is a replacement for WF mail2script that might be able to be adapted. https://gist.github.com/defulmere/1159755

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