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When you get or set up an email account how do you look up the email for your company say Questions@farmhouse.com. How do you go about looking up the email for the site. Would you log into the server? or do you set it up with out look some how? sorry i know its a dumb question.
i should have made myself more clear. Im tryin to get started in linux. But i could not figure this question out when trying to do a website for somebody. and im pretty sure they are close to related.
Basically i did a website for a restaurant called farmhouse. they had a site but i redid it. anyway i loaded all the stuff on the server using ftp. but my question is the guy before had there email set at Questions@farmhouse.com. so i was wondering how would i go about checking that email? do i go back on the server with ftp?
sorry if i wasn't clear before but hopefully this info helps.
Does the server have a mail server as well? If so, check the aliases (usually in /etc/aliases) and see where "Questions" is pointing to (which user is getting the mail for Questions). From there, it's either a matter of changing that user to yourself, or setting up something like NSKL suggest (I believe) like fetchmail to "fetch" it. Really though, this depends on what mail server they've got on the box, and such. Tell us a bit more about their mail server setup
Basically when the server is set up for the site where would be the place to look for the email is where im asking? to read the mail people have send to firstname.lastname@example.org. where woudl i find this?
First look at /etc/aliases (assuming this is a sendmail/postfix system) or /etc/postfix/aliases and determine which user is getting "questions" email. Then the mail (I believe on a default install) will be in /var/spool/mail/<user> Where <user> is the user who questions is aliased to.
Someone correct me if those aren't the defaults, however I do believe that's correct.
Now if they are using another mail server, let us know, someone could probably clear that up.
ok i check it out. It is a form with a submit buttom to send comments with a radio button to pick the get send the news letter or not. I went into the server and all there is a sendmail.asp. so how would i go about checking that? that was the only file on the server that i have access to.
unless there is imap or pop3 access to the server it will not be possible. unless omeone has written something to communitate with this asp script. which is very unlikely, but have a look at google anyway. if this email account has the ability to forward to an alternative address i'd suggest using that instead, but thetn you'd need a mail server on your own account