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Old 02-06-2005, 07:09 AM   #1
matsgl
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Basic setup of Sendmail


I am looking to set up Mutt/Pine on my local machine and to send emails via my ISP's smtp server. Basic config of fetchmail (pop access to yahoo) seems straightforward but to setup sendmail seems <understatement> a little bit more complex </understatement>.

Can anyone demonstrate a simple configuration for this or suggest suitable sources for further info?

Thanks,
Mats.
 
Old 02-06-2005, 09:15 PM   #2
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Beyond setting up delivery to local mailboxes, Sendmail configuration is not for the faint of heart. It is just complicated - period - . My current distribution (Fedora Core 3) sets up Sendmail for local delivery as the default and includes several configuration tools. I still dump Sendmail in favor of Postfix. You will also most likely have to deal with IMAP configuration which adds more layers of complexity. I can only suggest (based on the structure of your question) a Postfix/Procmail configuration with a few late nights pouring over the various documentation. It took me several days to correctly deliver a system message from root to postmaster on any machine in my 6 node network but after that it clicked along nicely. I suggest you start here;

http://www.postfix.org/documentation.html and
http://www.uwasa.fi/~ts/info/proctips.html

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