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Old 08-01-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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sendmail help....please

I am a totall newbie, and to be honest I am surprised I got this far....

I have been trying to set up my own e-mail server and it seems to be sorta working. I am wondering if someone can push me into the right direction form where I am right now.

I was able to setup sendmail and get it running (I think). I am having a hard time figuring out how to route mail to the users though. I don't know if what I am trying to do is posisble or not but I will try to explain:

I have registered a domain.

I set it's MX to go to ( free domain router for dynamic IP)

routes to


frowarded in my router to my linux redhat server

I sent a test mail from my hotmail account and other e-mail accounts to and my server appears to be accepting these messages. Using webmin I was able to determione that it is putting them into a queue, which I was really happy that I got this far.

BUT how can I make the queued messages go to a user account I wantg to have for example go to "nerd" user account. Do I have to do some kind of name "routing" or somthing with sendmail to make it send certain address to certain users???

I am using pine by the way. I was able to read local messages from other users, but nothing from the outside.

I would really appreciate it if someone would give me some pointers. I have tried to find out how to do this on the net, but I don't know what the question I should be asking.


Old 08-02-2003, 01:12 AM   #2
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i have a huge book about sendmail you're welcome to borrow
Old 08-02-2003, 08:31 PM   #3
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thank you so kindly

please send it to :

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