LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2003, 09:17 PM   #1
Thinkgeekness
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
Postfix - Only SMTP?


I want to install Postfix, but is it only SMTP? Also, if it is, does anybody know of a good POP3 server? And one more question, what is a good site for a tutorial for Postfix?

Thanks
 
Old 03-07-2003, 11:06 PM   #2
born4linux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware, RHEL&variants, AIX, SuSE
Posts: 1,127

Rep: Reputation: 49
RH comes with its own ipop3 service. It is part of the imap package.

u can also tro qpopper - it is from the eudora guys ithink.
 
Old 03-08-2003, 02:08 PM   #3
Thinkgeekness
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the reply. I have qpopper now. Could somebody give me a tutorial for configuring postfix and qpopper? I have fould some but they are BSD related.

Thanks
 
Old 03-09-2003, 07:25 AM   #4
born4linux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware, RHEL&variants, AIX, SuSE
Posts: 1,127

Rep: Reputation: 49
google around dude. try www.google.com/linux and use

qpopper postfix
 
Old 03-09-2003, 08:07 AM   #5
JStew
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: North Atlanta
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 229

Rep: Reputation: 30
qpopper is very good... install it and run the server and Linux/Unix does the rest! Actually, if you think about it, Unix systems (Unix clones of course) have the best indigenous (or is homogenous a better term?) set up imaginable (users and security) but I digress...
 
Old 03-09-2003, 11:29 AM   #6
Thinkgeekness
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks, for qpopper, how do I start it and what is the default directory. Once that is done, do I need to do any configuration?

Thanks
 
Old 03-09-2003, 12:56 PM   #7
JStew
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2002
Location: North Atlanta
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 229

Rep: Reputation: 30
should be installed in /usr/local/bin... since its a service youll have to go to /etc/rc.d/init.d and look for something like pop3 or a binary that looks like it.

the best thing to do would be to use the man pages and this will tell you how to start it. When i used it last year, i had a very standard mail server and didnt have to make one bit of configuration to it.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 02:52 PM   #8
Thinkgeekness
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I just looked for it in /usr/local/bin and /etc/rc.d/init.d and it wasnt there. I dont have anything in /usr/local/bin. But I did 'locate qpopper' and i found it in /etc/log.d/conf/services/in.qpopper.conf and I also found qpopper names in /etc/log.d/scripts/servoces/om.qpopper. Does any of those look like it would be instead of the two files that you named?

Thanks
 
Old 03-10-2003, 05:12 PM   #9
Thinkgeekness
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Anybody? Should I only find those two files when located qpopper?

Thanks
 
Old 03-10-2003, 08:22 PM   #10
Thinkgeekness
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Let me make sure I am installing this right. I followed the guide but I am not exactly sure on one part. It says:

Copy the resulting Qpopper executable to a public location. The executable is called popper and can be found in the popper subdirectory. Normally, typing make install does this for you.

Although there is no required location, may system administrators prefer /usr/local/lib, and this is used in example lines.

If you modify Qpopper, be sure to edit the file popper/banner.h and add a string.

This told me to do it right after I did the make command. What does it mean to copy it to a public location and to add a string to the banner.h file?

Next it says to do ./configure and make again, but where?

Thanks
 
Old 03-10-2003, 08:52 PM   #11
born4linux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Location: Philippines
Distribution: Slackware, RHEL&variants, AIX, SuSE
Posts: 1,127

Rep: Reputation: 49
i think the guide that you are following is for the tarball (.tar.gz) file. U can get and rpm file here:

http://rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/contri....1-1.i386.html

better yet, check the FAQ here:

http://www.qpopper.org/qpopper/faq.html

it has a mailing list that I suggest u subscribed to as, well, that is dedicated to qpopper where ur questiions will be answered by 'experienced' qpopper users.
 
Old 03-10-2003, 09:37 PM   #12
Thinkgeekness
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Okay, it is installed through the RPM. How do I start it?

Thanks
 
Old 03-11-2003, 03:39 PM   #13
Thinkgeekness
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Posts: 81

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
So how do I start it? Also, once it is started (I just want to make sure) I shouldnt need to do anything else with POP3, right?

Thanks
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Postfix - Using for SMTP wfernley Linux - Newbie 3 12-29-2005 08:22 AM
Postfix - SMTP Autenthication blas Linux - Software 1 08-17-2004 06:15 AM
Postfix and SMTP Phaethar Linux - Software 0 03-09-2004 08:29 AM
postfix smtp bas_vdl Linux - Networking 0 10-19-2003 04:24 PM
Help with Postfix and SMTP????? graystarr Linux - Software 1 03-10-2003 12:55 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration