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Old 05-09-2005, 01:47 AM   #1
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Question new to mail

i installed fedora core 2 ( with all packages).

1. suppose, i want to start mail server for the local host only. Is the mail server configured by default ? suppose, i have added 10 users on my local host only. i want that a mail application should run between all these 10 users on the localhost ? so, can the mail service be used by default ?

2. Is there any GUI & web based application which can be used for the mail application written above ? i have heard of webmail, squirrel mail & their plugins....something of that sort, etc. but how to use that on the localhost for all my 10 users ?

3. if i run # mail ,
Mail version 8.1 6/6/93.
"/var/spool/mail/root": 8 messages 8 unread

Is this the default mail application which is running ?? what services it uses ? sendmail or postfix ? pliz write all the services it uses ? How can i use the command line to send mails ?

Old 05-09-2005, 05:22 AM   #2
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1. When i used to use redhat, sendmail was configured by default to relay localhost just fine.

2. squirrellmail will do this fine. it will run under apache, so that needs sorting out as well.

3. well that's not using any services per se. it's looking directly at that mailbox file. those emails will mostly likely be getting there via sendmail from cronjobs. see the "mail" manpage for details of it's use.
Old 05-09-2005, 09:51 AM   #3
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You can you use 'mutt' from the xterm window to send and recieve mail internally,

just type 'mutt' on the command line and follow instructions, really easy to do
Old 05-09-2005, 10:13 AM   #4
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Squirrelmail is a nice Webmail for me ... if you want to manage mail servers
it could be interesting for u to have a look at webmin

There are modules ( QMail Configuration or Postfix Configuration for example ), created to easily manage such mail servers.

Hope it helps.



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