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Old 03-04-2003, 01:07 PM   #1
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Question How to start with sendmail?


I am fairly new to Linux but have been enjoying it a lot. I have a domain name which I have set up and I got Apache working now I want to host my own e-mail server. I have been looking at the howto at sendmail.org but it isn't helping much. Where do I start? I am lost! I just need some places that can get me going. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 03-04-2003, 03:31 PM   #2
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if you'll just install sendmail and qpop you'll be set... they should default to running on the server...

run % ps -e to get a list of services running after the install
 
Old 03-04-2003, 04:03 PM   #3
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Oreilly would be a good start...
 
Old 03-04-2003, 04:05 PM   #4
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Better than Oreilly would be Postfix:
www.postfix.org
Postfix tries to use your already existing sendmail setup, only it's easier to setup, easier to administer, and is better documented, all IMHO. It's worth a shot...

Cool
 
Old 03-09-2003, 07:51 AM   #5
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Thumbs up Thanks!

Thank you so much for the help, I think this will help me get started!
RLC
 
Old 03-09-2003, 08:00 AM   #6
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If anyone even cares: [url]http://zgp.org/linux-elitists/20020920035544.GK3677@merlins.org.html[\url] ... concerning postfix merits
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:22 AM   #7
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If your going to be playing around with sendmail config, you should know how to test your machine to make sure you arent providing an open relay.
There are some instructions here:

http://www.linux-sec.net/Mail/openrelay.gwif.html
 
  


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