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Old 04-05-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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mail/sendmail configuration

hello ppl,

I've finaly set up a mandrake 10.1, as I wanted it (greek locales, some M$ apps with wine, counterstrike source :P).

I use Thunderbird as a mail client (reader) but I also want to use 'mail' so I can send emails from the console (and maybe add some script to them, like a randome quote from fortune or my danasoft signature - showing OS, IP, and browser make of the reader). I don't have the slightest clue.

How do I configure mail so it sends mail through gmail's smtp (from my account)?
How do I add a custom footer to messages?

thanks in advance
Old 04-06-2005, 04:49 AM   #2
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you mean yuou want your "from"
to be from a gmail account?

simplest way to configure email is use:
Old 04-07-2005, 06:21 AM   #3
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thanks! I'll check it out!


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