Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a new project to keep them busy over the weekend may be interested in this great project that uses a Raspberry Pi mini PC to create a Raspberry Pi email server using Citadel.
The intermediate project provides a low-cost email server that is also relatively versatile and allows you to send emails directly from your home using your ISP as long as port 25 is not blocked.
Member Gus has created a tutorial over at PiMyLifeUp which explains everything you need to be able to create your very own Raspberry Pi email server and explains:
There are several other advantages to setting up a Raspberry Pi email server such as being able to utilize a custom domain name and having full control over your own personal communications. Since your emails are stored on your own personal server you will have no one scanning them so they can to try and present you with better advertisements. You can run this alongside an Apache web server for a complete setup.
Another great reason to setting up your own email server is that it’s a great learning experience when it comes configuring everything correctly. It can be hard setting this up as there are quite a few things that can go wrong and if you’re a beginner then troubleshooting may be a bit frustrating. The software itself is super easy to install but can be hard configuring it to work perfectly the first time so I have marked this project as intermediate difficulty.
For more details jump over to the PiMyLifeUp website via the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
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