[Chicago-talk] Perl Mail Client recomendations sought

Chris Hamilton cjhamil at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 09:45:08 PST 2016

> I would love to find an online mail client (meaning that I can access it
from anywhere) that would always make sure my responses are from my domain

Not a perl-related answer, but Zoho mail is free for up to 10 users (you
only need one, and can setup as many distribution list addresses that
auto-forward to your main one, and you can reply from any of those as well).


It's extremely easy to just point your MX records to the Zoho mail account
for whatever domain you want and you can set that up as an account in Gmail
(to send and receive as) or you can autoforward or whatever you like.  I'm
pretty sure you can even map multiple domains to the same Zoho account.

I'm sure other comparable services exist as well, this is just one I've
used for a couple domains and was extremely painless to setup.  After the
few minutes of setup and configuration, I've never really needed to login
to the Zoho account itself ever again (everything is sent/received via my
Gmail account after configuring it properly), but of course you could use
their online mail client as well, if you preferred.


On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 11:33 AM, Richard Reina <richard at rushlogistics.com>

> Thank you for the great answers Alan and Steve. I don't think I want to
> mess with my own mail server. I have poked around at some or the perl Mail
> modules but not sure that's what I want. In the end I would love to find an
> online mail client (meaning that I can access it from anywhere) that would
> always make sure my responses are from my domain -- something a forward
> situations sometimes fails at because I've noticed that my wife's replies
> sometimes show her gmail.com domain and not her company domain.
> El ene 9, 2016, a las 10:53 AM, Steven Lembark <lembark at wrkhors.com>
> escribió:
> Sanity check:
>    You are runninng your own mail server (i.e.,
>    the mail is housed on a machine you run)?
> If so I can show you how to set up basic mail handling, but it is
> going to be more work than you really want to deal with keeping the
> mail server up and running.
> Best approach is to find any mail service you like (gmail is a pain
> to use, yahoo is easier, I use one in CT that also handles my DNS
> records). At that point you can have an MX record in DNS for the mail
> that gets all mail sent to foobar at runshlogictics -> foobar at theservice.
> After that you can use any email client you like to access the mail
> or use Perl modules with IMAP protocol to automate processing of the
> email.
> If you really, truly want to run your own email server I can send
> you instructions for setting up a postfix, procmail, and dovecot
> (all of which come standard on *NIX) that will work nicely for
> your purposes. The real problem is maintaining proper security with
> the email service -- which is why it's better to have the mail sent
> to an outside service and either read it there or pull it with
> fetchmail onto the local system; which I can show you how to do
> also if you like.
> --
> Steven Lembark                                           3646 Flora Pl
> Workhorse Computing                                 St Louis, MO 63110
> lembark at wrkhors.com                                    +1 888 359 3508
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