Because of my implementation of static comments on this blog, and because of my need that all these comments should be sent to me via email.
I needed an email server on my Linux, where I run Nginx.
I decided to install postfix
pacman -S postfix
In my Arch Linux server.
But to send emails from a "personal" computer now a days is not an easy task, and some of the emails may be rejected, because my, IP does not have a reverse DNS record, and some other issues. Because of that, I decided to make postfix relay on Gmail, to send my emails.
The configuration is really simple, and all I've done is to follow the same steps I did when configuring Postfix to relay on Gmail on my Mac
The only different step I did wast to add
postfix to the
/etc/rc.conf file in the daemons line. Mine looks something like this:
Also be sure to add this line to the
inet_interfaces = localhost
This will deny any incoming connection to postfix if it is not from the localhost.
I did that because I do not want to make my server an open relay smtp server, which is a really bad idea.
That configuration can be used also to have your own local SMTP server on your Linux laptop.