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Old 03-11-2003, 05:56 AM   #1
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Talking Red Hat Linux 7.3 as a Mail Server

I am looking to implement a mail server for our network of Windoze PC's all using MS Outlook. We have been using Workgroup Mail on trialware, but I would prefer to use Redhat 7.3.

Can somebody tell me or direct me to a URL on how to set it up and configuring to connect to our ISP, I.E. BTCONNECT. They use POP3 to receive and SMTP to send.
Old 03-11-2003, 06:12 AM   #2
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redhat still uses sendmail as it's default mail server. i think it's fine, but then i've not done anything that complicated with it. you'[re not after much out of it either though really so it should be fine for you. if you don't get on with it, a server such as qmail or postfix is meant to be a lot easier to install and maintain. snemdail will deal with the smtp side only so install the imap apckage in order to add both imap AND pop3 servers to the system. that side of things is pretty trivial really, but for information about sendmail check the sendmail site at there is a potenatilly vast amount to learn about it though, people write vast tomes about it, but you should be fine with just a basic summary for now. also beginners comments should be obvious in it's config file which is normally in /etc/mail/ (avoid editing the /etc/ file which is the *real* configuration file as that's just hell on toast and is generated automatically from the sub-config file)
Old 03-12-2003, 04:34 AM   #3
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You can also use qmail.

My only concern with sendmail is security. Some people argue that it has a lot of vulnerabilities. Make sure you keep up to date on patches if you decide to use it.


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