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Old 10-15-2003, 06:55 AM   #1
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Sendmail problem

Hi all,

I want to set up sendmail for company's internal emails as well as to recieve emails from our ISP. Only few user will able to send emails to outside our company rest all can send emails with in company.

Is it possible to do it in send mail? if yes how i can do it?


Old 10-15-2003, 09:18 AM   #2
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Yes it is possible, but you will need more than sendmail to accomplish it. You will also need fetchmail, and a IMAP server.

First you will have to create a system user for everyone in the company. This will create a home directory will all the necessary files for email. Next you will have to go and tweak sendmail to your needs. Most of the time sendmail is configured to work out of the box, but you usually want to go and tweak like I said.

Fetchmail will need to be configured to get the messages from your ISP. It will then pass the message to procmail to be delivered to the specified users.

IMAP server is needed so that the users can check their emails using either the IMAP protocol or POP3. There are several out there and most distributions come with one. Just make sure it is installed and started or enabled.

The last thing, I don't know how to set sendmail up to only relay internally for specified users. Maybe someone else can help you with that.

Hope this gets you started,


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