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Old 07-01-2009, 05:26 AM   #1
MrShrek
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Question Setup an MTA to pass mail onto an external ISP/mail provider


Hi,

I have a Fedora 10 machine that I want to setup to send email. However I don't want it to be a full blown SMTP setup.

What I am looking to achieve is when something sends email from the local machine (e.g. from cron) to an address I want it to use an MTA on the local machine which will then connect to, and authenticate with, my e-mail providers SMTP server this will then take care of actually sending the e-mail.

I don't want, or need, to setup a full blown SMTP service (i.e. only the local machine should be able to use it) so sendmail seems a bit over the top for my needs. Nor do I want to mess about with MX records (am I right in thinking this will mean I have to manage all mail for my domain?).

I've looked through the forum but I haven't managed to find the right combination of terms so far...

Any pointers/suggestions most welcome!

Thanks,

G.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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look at esmtp or ssmtp one of those would probably fit your needs.

esmtp - User configurable relay-only MTA
ssmtp - extremely simple MTA to get mail off the system to a mail hub

Usually I just configure postfix with the smarthost settings and I'm set..
 
Old 07-06-2009, 05:17 AM   #3
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Hi,

Apologies for the delay in updating I looked at both esmtp and ssmtp but as you suggested postfix as a smarthost actually worked best so that's the option I went for.

All seems to be working just fine.

Thanks.
 
  


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