Just about everyone you know has an email address these days. But how many of them can truly customize their email environment? If you have a Mac, you're in luck. More than just a choice of excellent mail applications, OS X's powerful Unix underpinnings provide access to an array of the most popular and versatile mail servers and filtering systems on the planet.
Some of these, like the ubiquitous sendmail mail server, are built in and just need some configuration and switching-on. Others, like the UW IMAP server, are freely downloadable and ready to be built and installed.
This chapter takes you through setting up SMTP, POP, and IMAP servers, turning your Mac into a personal intranet mail server. We also teach you a little more about some of the mail applications you may be using and how to get the most out of them.