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Old 03-01-2004, 06:13 AM   #1
HSukirman
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Looking for pop3 client and smtp forward


Hey there.

I would like to set up a mail computer that acceses a pop3 mailbox and then forwards the downloaded mail to an smtp smart host.

I installed fedore core 1 and would like to use it as a platform _but_ I am very new in the linux world (for already three days now!) so if you have some interesting product please keep in mind that would prefer some simple programs first.

thanks
 
Old 03-01-2004, 04:26 PM   #2
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To download mail from pop3 server you can use fetchmail. I'm not sure what you mean by the second stage. The downloaded mail should be sent to someone?
 
Old 03-01-2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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I think he means that he wants a program that can do smarthost. HSuki, a number of e-mail smtp programs will do that for you. I personally use Exim3 and it's REAL easy to setup. Try that.

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Old 03-02-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks for your comments. So I really want to do a smarthost. I would like to access the pop3 server of our external mail provider and forward the mail to another smtp smarthost.

So how would I approach this? I saw fetchmail downloaded the rpm and installed. Then I tried fetchmailconf and got an Tkinter error message. I googled for it at someone said that this module is installed with python ... which I also installed (version 2.3) but still I cannot start the fetchmailconf

what is exim3 - is that an smpt mta like sendmail? can it access a pop3 server or would i still need fetchmail for downloading and then exim3 for forwarding to the smarthost?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 12:26 PM   #5
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Hi,

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which I also installed (version 2.3) but still I cannot start the fetchmailconf
Sorry about this one, can't help ya there. I never used fetchmail before.

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what is exim3 - is that an smpt mta like sendmail? can it access a pop3 server or would i still need fetchmail for downloading and then exim3 for forwarding to the smarthost?
Exim3 is an smtp just like sendmail. Exim3, Exim4, postfix, qmail, sendmail - All are smtp daemons.
Smtp ONLY talks to smtp servers so you don't use an smtp daemon to talk to a pop server. What you need, is to use fetchmail to grab mail from a pop server and then use exim3 (or whatever smtp server) to do smarthost.


-twantrd
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:03 AM   #6
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Qmail is very simple as far as Smarthosts go...:

1. Create a file called smtproutes in your control dir
2. the file should contain the following:
:smtp.smtpforwardserver.net
 
  


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