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I have Slackware 9.0 installed, and I'm trying to get sendmail and a pop3 server setup with my domain name. I have researched quite a bit, but havent got much out of it. I know that I need to edit something in the sendmail.mc file which I do not have. If someone could help me out it would be gladly appreciated.
hmm. I just looked at that file and it is pretty bare. Have you ever heard of swaret? It is a program that will upgrade packages for you for slackware (kind of like up2date or apt, I believe). You can download and install it and tell it to upgrade the sendmail packages. You will have to change a setting in the /etc/swaret.conf, but it is pretty well documented. Tell it to upgrade for slack9.1 and the do swaret --upgrade sendmail (I think that would be the proper command). After that you can change it back to slack9.0 and use swaret to keep your system current.
Plus it will get you to the current version of sendmail which I believe does have some security fixes that you need. If that was too involved you can look for someone else's sendmail.mc on the net and create your own. It will need to be edited, probably.
Or if you want to be 133t you can edit your sendmail.cf file, but I wouldn't recomend it.
Last edited by benjithegreat98; 12-17-2003 at 10:22 AM.
Ok... well that helped quite a bit, thanks. I still have a problem though, I have read throgh tons of documentations and still can't seem to get sendmail and a pop3 server running quite right. What I want to get done is have my own mail server, and people can connect to it from their windows outlook express client, and I want their login names to be the login names they have on my server, aka. their linux account is bob and their pass is cats, then their user is bob, and their pass is cats, plus their e-mail addy would be email@example.com. I know this is asking a little much on these forums, but if anyone has the time to help, please write back asap.
What exactly is not functioning as intended. Can you simply not log in using a pop client? Do you know if it will send/recieve mail? If the mail client can't log in then you need to do as pcca said and check that file and then type /etc/rc.d/rc.inetd restart