Moving from WebFaction

Hello,

I'm planning to move away from WebFaction but it's hard to have a server with the same ease of use they provide.

For the web hosting part I know how to set up Nginx, PHP, MYSQL.

But I have some questions about the email part. They allow to easily forward emails from domain name to personal email adresse (@hotmail, @gmail, @outlook). How can I do the same on Linode or using another service ?

Thanks for your help.

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Any decent mail server running on your Linode will do this for you.

I recommend Postfix (just because it’s what I’m familiar with; the configuration always seems easier than Sendmail.)

You’re looking for mail forwarding (accept mail to user@example.com and forward to [email protected]), yes?

Here’s a good article to set it up on Postfix.

Your “virtual_alias_domains” are the domains you are relaying from (e.g. example.com.) You create a map file to map “[email protected]” to “[email protected] and Postfix will do the rest.

Point your MX record for example.com to an A record that points to your Linode’s IP address and away you go!

Thanks for your reply.

Any good web interface to configure Postfix ?
I'm not the one who will be adding emails redirections so I need something simple.

@benoitdupont --

You write:

Any good web interface to configure Postfix ?
I'm not the one who will be adding emails redirections so I need something simple.

No…not that I'm aware of. I'm a postfix(1) user too…and having spent my time in sendmail(1) purgatory…I can echo @andysh's sentiments…

It's pretty easy to set up postfix(1) and get it working with a simple configuration. If you don't want to do anything, you can just forward emails to @hotmail, @gmail, @outlook, etc as you suggested.

-- sw

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