How can I have a email server?

Posted October 21, 2013 8.2k views
Hi. I have several domains in a Droplet with Ubuntu, nginx, MySQL and PHP. How can I set up a email server in order to send/receive emails with all my domains?

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I'm in the process of putting the finishing touches on a tutorial for a groupware server: How To Install & Configure SOGo - an Open-Source Alternative to Microsoft Exchange - on Ubuntu Server; in case you're interested.

Otherwise, How To Install iRedMail On Ubuntu 12.04 x64 is another option.

Lastly, Google Apps or are fairly popular, as well (both of which allow personalized domains).
by Bulat Khamitov
If you would like to create your own online e-mail system, you can use iRedMail. In this article we will explain how you can do it on your Ubuntu 12.04 virtual server.
Hi Pablo, thanks.

Google apps is a paid service. Outlook is free?

I installed iRedMail but I can't send/receive emails yet :(
"Google apps is a paid service. Outlook is free?" Correct.

"I installed iRedMail but I can't send/receive emails yet" Could be a DNS issue; MX records can take up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the Internet. In the mean time, you may want to Google "DNS tools" for some free DNS configuration checks.
For on Outlook:
i tried hard with IRedMail.... and waited for 2 days but still failed miserably.... just cannot send/receive....
now i have resintalled everything on a new droplet.... but it still just fails.... to send/receive....