I would very much appreciate help, first I want to say that I have done a lot of online searching, and have read many articles. So I have been trying to get this to work for over a month now.
Ok, so I want to set up sendmail on RedHat 7.1.
I want to use this machine for a mail server. I just would like to send and receive mail using this server. I want to create my own email address, and send it off, and also tell my friends they can send me mail to this server.
Ok dumb question #1:
I do not have a domain name. I have a static IP address. Can I somehow send/receive/configure this server, using just my IP? Something like michelle@myipaddress ? -- would this work? I have received emails before from localhost.localdomain, (well in brackets is the IP) is this how they do it, by using an IP and not a domain name? I have configured files every which way, nothing works.
I can't even get sendmail to send mail using SMTP, as an option in Slypheed. It seems sendmail will start, but after that I just don't know what to do. And I am really confused now about using POP3 or IMAP, and qmail throws another wrench in mess.
Can someone please help me, send me info on how to do this? Sorry if I sound stupid out here, but I really am trying
Thanks in advance