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Old 02-09-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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How to config sendmail to require username/password?

Hi all,

I'm new to Linux, but I'm slowly finding my feet.

Sendmail 8.12.8, Redhat 9.

I want to setup sendmail so that it requires a username and password in order to send mail through it.

Basically, I travel around a lot, and I use a lightweight Windows pop3 client (popcorn). I need an SMTP mailserver to use to allow me to send emails when I'm on the move (and could be connected to any ISP), so I figured I might as well use my own!

Can anyone advise me as what's best? Obviously I don't want my mailserver to be an open relay, but I need to be able to use it to send mail from the internet.

Please bear in mind my Linux skill level (0.5 / 10) when advising.

Many thanks,

Old 02-09-2004, 09:57 AM   #2
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I think I found my own answer! I've enabled the TRUST_AUTH_MECH and confAUTH_MECHANISMS entries, allowing LOGIN PLAIN, and it now works (but prevents relay). My lightweight POP client doesn't support SSL so this is my only option...unless anyone can tell me otherwise? Please?



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