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Mail-in-a-Box Rocks!!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:15:08 GMT

A couple of years ago, I set up a low-end Dell rack-mount server box for a friend of mine. It's running a bunch of Wordpress sites and a mail server in a server room in Montana. Rock solid.

In order to set up the mail server on that box, I followed a Howto I found on the web. It took a day or two to get just the email set up, and I never felt very confident about it, though it works to this day.

Well, that Montana hosting company charges $70/month to house, power, and feed the net to the box. In a few hours yesterday and today, I set up a Digital Ocean droplet for the web sites and another for the mail server. Two times $10/month = $20/month total. We'll switch over soon, and maybe my friend can get someone to buy her Dell server.

To set up the mail server droplet, I used Mail-in-a-Box, following Digital Ocean's installation instructions. It took an hour total (I still have to set up the DNS, but that shouldn't take long).

Yow! Mail-in-a-Box rocks!!

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