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Old 03-06-2006, 12:41 PM   #1
biledaemon
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E-mail in Slackware


From testing sendmail (and I am a newbie at that), I am able to send e-mail and receive e-mail using user@host.domain.com format. I have Comcast residential so I had to change SMART_HOSTS to my ISP's SMTP server addy and that way my e-mail was not treated as spam (coming from a dynamic IP block). However....

'Enter a host name' is what Slackware asks me to name the computer so I give it a name ...say...papajohns. Is it possible, without paying a third party, to give yourself an e-mail like admin@domain.com as opposed to admin@papajohns.domain.com using Sendmail or another kind of Mail Server program?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-06-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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Firstly, you can send mail from any address (even fake) which you like, for example, biledaemon@nasa.gov or even a word biledeamon in the sender (from:) field. However, don't expect that your email recipient will know how to respond, because none of these emails are real (matches real your address). To give yourself admin@domain.com, you at first must buy this domain or have a good friend who already owns it. If you don't have money, you can get a free second level domain (yourname.somedomain.tld) with dyndns.org or afraid.org. Now your mail adress would be admin@yourname.somedomain.com (same as you have said).
E-mail uses the same principle as real post. You can write anything in from field and you must put correct address of recipient. Same vice versa.
I hope, I explained it correctly. You can read more about dns and it would be clearer for you.

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Old 03-06-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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I actually own a domain. But I don't want to post it ...yet. So how EXACTLY will I be able to configure my Slack box with any e-mail server software package out there to give users the ability to e-mail me: admin@fakedomain.com ?
 
  


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