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Old 03-06-2005, 11:38 AM   #1
LeHardi
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Linux as a mail server for home LAN


I have very small LAN - there are only two machines:
1) Linux machine which is connected to the Internet with dial-up and it's a gateway for second machine;
2) and this second machine which is Win 98 machine.
How can I set up Linux machine to fetch mail from ISP pop3 server and _deliver_ it to Win98 system? Does Fetchmail deliver mail to the local Linux users only - could it be a local mail server for other machines in LAN.
Is it a good idea to set up Postfix as a SMTP server for other LAN machines?

Could you give me any links to tutorials or articles about Linux system as mail server in LAN?
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Old 03-06-2005, 11:57 AM   #2
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Fetchmail will download mail and store it on the linux system. You could get it to deliver to a Maildir on the linux box and connect to it from the windows machine with an imap server and client.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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Can I use any POP server instead of IMAP? Sometimes I have to switch Linux system to WinXP (it's dual boot machine) so I'd like that Win98 user could fetch mail from Linux machine and send mail to Linux machine while it's running (i.e. Win98 user writes his messages locally and sends them 2 hours later, while connecting to Linux)

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Old 03-06-2005, 12:35 PM   #4
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Yes you could also use a pop server. Take a look at qpopper:
http://www.eudora.com/products/unsup...per/index.html
 
  


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