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Old 12-03-2005, 03:04 AM   #1
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mta, relay & fetchmail ?

Hi all,

I am new to working with mail on my linux system.
I am used to Windows & Outlook Express; i just type the POP3 & SMTP server addresses & outlook express handles everything (well, mostly)

But, in linux, it seems rather alien

Why do i need sendmail? isnt it meant for mail servers?

what is relaying?

why do i need fetchmail, when Evolution/KMail do it for me?

i am confused!
Old 12-04-2005, 01:23 AM   #2
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If all you're using is Evolution/KMail, then you don't need either.

If you're doing something a little bit more funky with text mode email clients like mutt, or if you're running a mail server, then that's when you'll need Send|Fetchmail.



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