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Old 08-05-2003, 06:49 PM   #16
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I would like to setup email in a LAN as well. What must i have in the machines? Must all have send mail? Can't all clients send to a server and everyone can read from there? Can squirrelmail be setup in a LAN?
There are various ways you can set up machines with mail in a LAN. If you want a centralized mail server then that machine must be powered up and running all the time. Is that what you want to do?

If so, you just install sendmail or postfix or exim on that machine and have all incoming mail put in a spool directory on that machine.

But how do the mail clients on the other machines read the mail?

Either you NFS mount the mail spool on each client, or yuck, yuck, yuck, use SAMB, or you run a pop server and then the clients have to run fetchmail to grab their mail.

But for a client machine, how are you going to get the mail to that machine? Standard mail clients are not going to work, because they are mail clients (MUAs) and not MTAs, so they do not speak SMTP. The only thing you could use would be something like Netscape mail.

As to squirrelmail, I have absolutely no idea since that is not a standard Unix mail utility. If you want to know how it can be used, then visit its web page.

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Old 08-06-2003, 08:17 AM   #17
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Standard mail clients are not going to work, because they are mail clients (MUAs) and not MTAs, so they do not speak SMTP. The only thing you could use would be something like Netscape mail.
Sounds like a tough task! This is why I ws thinking of something like webmail on the server. You read your mail from the clients using the browser...........
Sounds simple enough, but is it duable?
I will come back if it works in my LAN
 
Old 08-06-2003, 03:50 PM   #18
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Sounds like a tough task!
Not really. For a LAN, the configuration of sendmail and exim requires very little change from what comes of the installation CD.

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This is why I ws thinking of something like webmail on the server.
Which is what I was talking about. Webmail is presumably a pop server?

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You read your mail from the clients using the browser...........
The browser is the mail client!

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Sounds simple enough, but is it duable?
Of course. But remember under this scheme, instead of the administrator doing the configuration of sendmail once on the host, all of the users have to configure their webmail browser to point to the correct Pop3 server. So that is less user friendly is it not?

And if the users are newbie lusers, somebody will have to teach them how to configure their webmail browser.

Last edited by Corin; 08-06-2003 at 03:56 PM.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 07:46 PM   #19
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We are using Sendmail on RH9 in our school/class LAN and we are trying to sendmail to eachothers server... I have got mine so that i can send to one guy but the rest of the ppl i cant... maybe its in the access file on theres that my server cant relay but its not relaying its just grabing... im not sure but any help would be great so we can get everyone up and running
 
  


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