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Old 11-07-2004, 01:37 PM   #1
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e-mail gathereing; shutdown

I know these are probably stupid questions and the answers are on the site somewhere, but frustration has taken over and I can't seem to find what I am looking for. Here is the situation now:

Dual boot install of Windows 2000 and MandrakeLinux 10.0. Machine boots well into either OS. PC is a PIII 450mHz with 256M RAM. Two HD- one with the Win2K OS, other with Linux (both 10G).

Now for the stupid questions:

1. My original thought was to set Linux up to act as a "mail server" (not correct term, but not sure what to call it).
- Linux would go out to my Hotmail account(s), my Yahoo account(s), and the mail accounts for my wife and my teenage sons.
- Linux would gather together all the mail and store it in separate mailboxes on the Linux box.
- "Users" would then be able to access their mail from any of the Windows XP machines that are on the local (home) network using Outlook Express, Outlook, etc.

** The purpose is to allow a user to check his/her e-mail from any PC and to be able to access old (archived) e-mail from any PC on the home network.

2. This is even sillier than the first. I have read through a lot of the material and I think I know the answer, but want to be sure. When I log off of the Linux session, can I shut down the machine when it is finished? I thought I would see some sort of notification that the session was ended, but I don't. I also find that when I do log out, I have to re-boot (reset) in order to get the login screen so that I can start the session.

Thanks in advance for the responses.
Old 11-15-2004, 07:04 AM   #2
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To your second question:

when you log off, you cant tell commands, and so you cant tell the system to shutdown => do it while logged in - say: 'shutdown' (maybe you have to be root to do this) or 'reboot' or if you want to reset press ctrl+alt+del also.
Old 11-15-2004, 07:34 AM   #3
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Just check out this link. It contains info on how to setup a mail server called "Postfix". It might be helpful. Hope it solves or atleast gets u some way in solving ur problem.

Here is another link for handling mails under Linux. It's not for mandrake but i think it should give u a good start.



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