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Old 08-21-2008, 01:15 AM   #1
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Mail server questions


Hello,

I have some questions regarding mail-servers. This is my first attempt, so some of the concepts confusion me.

These are the settings:

server: 192.168.0.254, dns,www working, sendmail as mail server.
server fqdn :server1.example.com
webserver:www.example.com,
MX : mail.example.com

sendmail config in server.:
some of the necessary changes i made in access,local-hosts,sendmail.mc files.

clients : 192.168.0.1,192.168.0.2,168.0.3 sendmail as client.
mentioned the smarthost(mail.example.com) and commented the listening on local interface.

I CAN do telnet or mail from any clients to server1.example.com and mails receiving in server.

But i don't know how to make this server as a centralized mail server.

whenever i send mail to server user account i should mention
user@server1.example.com from (any client)user1@client.example.com

how do I make a centralized mailing system. what should implement in
server?

Thanks in advance

Last edited by Tinkster; 08-21-2008 at 02:15 AM. Reason: doubt != question
 
Old 08-22-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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Its a bit hard to help you if you don't know what you want, as sendmail can be very simple or very complicated. Take some time and read the following and familiarize yourself with sendmail and some basic SMTP/mail server concepts, and post questions here when you have them:

http://www.redhat.com/support/resour...WTO/book1.html
 
Old 08-22-2008, 11:36 AM   #3
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If I get the jist of what you are asking.... you probably need to add POP or IMAP access to the server so users can retrieve mail using Thunderbird, Evolution, outlook, etc..

Look at:
Cyrus IMAP - http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/
Courier IMAP - http://www.courier-mta.org/imap/
Dovecot - http://www.dovecot.org/
etc..
 
Old 08-23-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for your comments. Yes your absolutely correct. I installed dovecot,squirrelmail and now my problem solved.
One more question.
The imap actually deny the root user. so how do i configure webmail(squirrelmail) as an admin ? i couldn't find config.pl, every thing i did through rpm files
Once again thanks.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 12:26 AM   #5
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Yes i got the information from http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ndmail-471559/
 
  


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