Mac OS X Lion Internet & E-mail

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How to Create a DNS Machine Record for the Lion E-Mail Server

In addition to an MX record, the DNS zone needs to have an entry called a Machine Record (A) defined for the Lion Server mail service, using the same Mail server hostname that you used in the MX record [more…]

How to Set Up Lion E-Mail Server

Mail Server is unique in Lion Server in that it is the only service that is configurable from both the Server app and Server Admin. In fact, you can use [more…]

How to Set Up Lion E-Mail with the Server App

The Server app may be all you need to set up mail service in Lion Server, particularly if you aren’t running DNS on Lion Server. If you’re using an Internet service provider that offers a relay server, [more…]

How to Turn On and Start Lion Mail Service with Server Admin

When you throw the e-mail On switch in the Server app in Lion Server, it both enables mail service and turns it on. With Server Admin, you have to enable the service and then start it running. [more…]

How to Configure Lion Mail Service with Configuration Assistant

Lion Server’s Configuration Assistant is good to use if you aren’t sure where to find a setting. The assistant brings up what you need to configure without you having to look for it; just click through [more…]

How to Configure Lion Mail Service with Server Admin’s Settings Window

You can also use Lion Server’s Server Admin’s Settings window to set up or make changes to mail service. You can make a few more setting changes in Server Admin Settings that you can’t make in the Configuration [more…]

How to Authenticate and Encrypt E-Mail with Server Admin in Lion Server

Lion Server lets you require clients to encrypt passwords when they sign in to the e-mail server; it can also encrypt e-mail messages with the Secure Sockets Layer [more…]

How to Set Up a Mailing List in Lion’s E-Mail Server

The mail service in OS X Lion Server allows you to create mailing lists. Mailing lists, or listservs, are good ways to enable group discussions via e-mail. When a member of the listserv sends a message [more…]

How to Set Spam and Virus Blocking in Lion’s Server Admin

Using Server Admin’s Mail Settings window in Lion Server to set spam and virus blocking gives you more choices than either the Configuration Assistant or the Server app. [more…]

How to Create New E-Mail Addresses in Lion Server

When you create a user account after mail service has been set up and started, Lion Server automatically creates an e-mail address based on the short name followed by the domain name — for example, [more…]

Add Features and Compatibility to Lion Server’s Mail

Lion Server provides services to a number of client devices and client operating systems, but not all of them. In particular, Lion Server does not provide support for any smartphone devices other than [more…]

How to Share an Internet Connection on Lion Server

You can use your Mac OS X Lion Server to share an Internet connection with your local network. You will want to set a static IP address for your server, configure VPN, configure a firewall, and enable [more…]


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