Installing and Configuring a Mail Server


In this lab, participants will set up and configure a Postfix mail server on Linux, learning the essentials of email server management and operations.



Every day, we receive numerous emails but often remain unaware of the underlying mechanics of how emails are sent and received. Setting up a mail server might seem daunting, but with the right environment, it's entirely possible. This lab provides hands-on experience to not only understand the workings of a mail server but also to configure one yourself. Dive into the practical side of technology and empower your digital communication skills!

🎯 Tasks

In this project, you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the Postfix mail server
  • How to edit Postfix configuration files using Vim
  • How to create a local user and set up email address mapping for routing emails
  • How to send a test email and check its delivery

🏆 Achievements

After completing this project, you will be able to:

  • Install and configure a mail server using Postfix
  • Edit configuration files to customize mail server settings
  • Create local users and set up email address mappings for efficient email routing
  • Test the server's functionality by sending and receiving emails




Labby is the LabEx teacher.