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Old 09-21-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
wizardmax
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Question smtp through ISP


Hi,

I am trying to set up sendmail to send outgoing email through my yahoo smtp server, but got lost and confused. How can I make sendmail forward outgoing mail to yahoo smtp server? Yahoo smtp server needs authentication, how do I set that up?

Thanks,
Max
 
Old 09-22-2004, 08:25 AM   #2
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Hi,

In the first place, why are you using your own mailserver when you already can connect to a yahoo smtp server for sending mail to the world? If there is no special requirement, then all you need to do is to configure all the mail clients with the smtp server as the yahoo server. Most mail clients can be configured to send mail via a server that requires authentication.

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Subhasis Ray
 
Old 09-22-2004, 08:47 AM   #3
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Well, I was trying to get system services and other packages to send things to my real email instead of local email box by using sendmail... After some tinkering with it, I think I have it working (*somewhat*). I still need to figure out how to make all email seem like it came from my yahoo account and not root@localhost.localdomain...
 
Old 09-22-2004, 10:39 AM   #4
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Has anyone been able to set up sendmail to send all email through an external smtp server and so it would arrive with 'from:' being from a specified email?

ie: if i send an email to user bob on my system by 'mail -v bob' it would send an email to an alias, bob@yahoo.com instead of bob@localhost.local and the 'from:' would say max223@yahoo.com instead of root@localhost.local domain...

Who ever got this working, could you post your sendmail.mc file?
 
  


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