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Old 11-15-2003, 12:34 PM   #1
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Email and Kmail


Ok few questions here,

First I am using KMail, and KDE 3.0 I think

1) the folder that the KMail puts emails into is that accessible from the command line with the command line email program? In other words is all the mail going to the same folder? or is the command line mail program "mail" for mailing users of this system?

2) I can't seem to recieve mail into my inbox from my computer. I can recieve from external pop3 accounts, and I can send mail using my own email address, but I can't figure out how to access it. any help? anyone?

thanks
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Old 11-15-2003, 01:09 PM   #2
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Kmail looks like most other e-mail apps. I presume you have setup an account via settings -> configure kmail? The mail is then filed in /home/your_directory/mail and is readable via a text editor.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 01:37 PM   #3
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OK, yea I have configured KMail. I just can't seem to pull in mail to my inbox from my mailserver.

Mike
 
Old 11-15-2003, 01:41 PM   #4
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Is it that you need to configure your system to send all mail to your inbox in the kmail app ?

I know that with my debian install (well knoppix on the hard drive really), my kmail will get the stuff from the ISP's that I've included, but I havent managed to work out how to config the system to send system mail to the kmail inbox, and I have to type "mail" in a terminal, to see the system mail?

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Old 11-15-2003, 01:44 PM   #5
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nono, alright, my computers name is this "micmill.res.bgsu.edu"

now, I can send mail form this server. When I send mail the sender is "mike@micmill.res.bgeu.edu"

Now, if someone replies to an email I send them or sends me an email at that address, I have no way of recieving that mail. I can't do a recieve. I can send though, just not recieve.

Mike
 
Old 11-15-2003, 03:51 PM   #6
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Check with the ISP. There are generally two different servers, handling outgoing and incoming eg mine are incoming: pop.ntlworld.com and outgoing: smptp.ntlworld.com. These are configured under network settings in kmail.

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Old 11-15-2003, 03:52 PM   #7
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what do i do to check this? where is this on my computer?

Mike
 
Old 11-15-2003, 03:58 PM   #8
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Open kmail ->settings->configure kmail ->create new user under identities and setup network settings for outgoing and incoming as per your ISP server addresses.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 04:32 PM   #9
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The problem is I dont know what the settings are for my Linux Workstation. How do I find them?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 04:39 PM   #10
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Lemme explain it this way, my hostname for this computer is this, "micmill.res.bgsu.edu" my email address is this, "mike@micmill.res.bgsu.edu" This is the email address I want to give people to send mail to. This what I want to recieve and send mail from. Currently I am only able to send mail for this address. I cannot receive any mail from someone sending mail to this address.

My ISP is the university line. Its pop3 account is "mailstore.bgsu.edu" my email address is "micmill@bgnet.bgsu.edu" I can recieve mail from this address. I don't want to though. I want to recieve mail from "mike@micmill.res.bgsu.edu" That is my Linux Workstation.

How do I recieve mail to this address? Are there server settings that I need to configure? if so where are they? how do I find out what ones I need to configure? does a workstation even come with mailserver or is that only in a server install?

Mike

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Old 11-15-2003, 05:14 PM   #11
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You are getting into serious stuff here because this is more than just mailserver parameters. The address bgnet.bgsu.edu is a registered address with a specific dns number allocated by the www. This is so that mail servers throughout the internet know where to direct mail. Take a look at the header for the email that notified me about your response;
Return-Path: <nobody@linuxquestions.org>
Received: from mx.linuxquestions.org ([64.246.34.13])
by mta05-svc.ntlworld.com
(InterMail vM.4.01.03.37 201-229-121-137-20020806) with SMTP
id <20031115213210.EFEK8553.mta05-svc.ntlworld.com@mx.linuxquestions.org>
for <xxxxx@ntlworld.com>; Sat, 15 Nov 2003 21:32:10 +0000
Received: (qmail 27164 invoked from network); 15 Nov 2003 21:32:09 -0000
Received: from linuxquestions.org (64.179.4.146)
by 0 with SMTP; 15 Nov 2003 21:32:09 -0000
Received: (from nobody@localhost)
by linuxquestions.org (8.11.6/8.10.1) id hAFLW9D09347;
Sat, 15 Nov 2003 16:32:09 -0500
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 16:32:09 -0500
Message-Id: <200311152132.hAFLW9D09347@linuxquestions.org>
To: xxxxxx@ntlworld.com
Subject: Reply to post 'Email and Kmail'
From: "LinuxQuestions.org Mailer" <forum@linuxquestions.org>
Status: R
X-Status: N
X-KMail-EncryptionState:
X-KMail-SignatureState:
 
Old 11-15-2003, 05:20 PM   #12
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alright, I see now what you are talking about. Thank you. So, if I were to set up a website, on my future webserver, and then register it, would the results be different?

Mike
 
Old 11-16-2003, 03:23 AM   #13
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Yes then you would be allocated dns addresses for the site. There is also another possible and that would be to talk to your admin and perhaps ( I have never done any in-depth work with mail servers so I may be wrong) they may be able to re-direct mail to your mail server. You can setup a mail server on an internal lan with almost any addresses you like.
 
  


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