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How to set up Email on DigitalOcean Droplet?

I am using Namecheap domain, but my hosting is by Digital Ocean droplet How do I set up an email of my domain? admin@domain.tld Anyone can guide me on a step by step basis - that will be greatly appreciated! :D

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i posted a guide on my blog a few days ago Quick & Easy: Modoboa Self Hosted Email Server with Webmail

btw do check out defcore’s answer

If you’re using Ubuntu then DO has a great guide that can be found here on how to setup and configure an SMTP server using Mail in a Box.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-run-your-own-mail-server-with-mail-in-a-box-on-ubuntu-14-04

When you get the server setup, you’ll create an MX record at Namecheap that points to mail.domain.com and have mail.domain.com pointed to your Servers IP, and if you configured everything on the receiving server properly then you should be gucci.

If you’re using Ubuntu then DO has a great guide that can be found here on how to setup and configure an SMTP server using Mail in a Box.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-run-your-own-mail-server-with-mail-in-a-box-on-ubuntu-14-04

When you get the server setup, you’ll create an MX record at Namecheap that points to mail.domain.com and have mail.domain.com pointed to your Servers IP, and if you configured everything on the receiving server properly then you should be gucci.

hey i dont know how does it works

Gandi.net , webfaction.com and many others offer similar services plus e-mail boxes for your hosted domain… So, what DigitalOcean is wayting to offer it? I am adapted here, but one day I will leave to simplify my life with e-mail boxes!

I struggled with email for quite a while. You need a droplet with lots of memory to run all the services you need to do email well. Then I found Gandi.net. I get all my domains with them as free email is included at no charge. So not worth the effort to do it yourself.

Note: I am not connected in any way… just a satisfied customer for over 5 years

Hello, you could set with Mail-in-Box virtual hosts for sending and receiving emails.

Thanks for both of your replies - will try both out

ANother question: When I try to log in my Console Access from DO dashboard, then the following error comes up and I can’t log in

Server Disconnected (code 1006)