Right now, I want to use my linode for something quite simple.
No http or ftp (ports 80 and 25 closed), but I do need a very minimal email capacity.
I'm not planning to use a domain name here --
This is how it would work:
1. Email to
2. The 'username' mailbox is processsed periodically (cron job) by a Perl script, which does something and then replies to
So far (only been here a week) I haven't set up anything to send email. Can anyone recommend a good, lightweight method of handling this very simple requirement? Traffic is predicted to be fairly low.
Setup: linode 100 + Debian, apparently exim-ready.
| perl /home/<username>/ <path_to_perl_script></path_to_perl_script></username>
The Perl script handles all the outgoing mail without a hitch.