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Old 03-06-2006, 12:41 PM   #1
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E-mail in Slackware

From testing sendmail (and I am a newbie at that), I am able to send e-mail and receive e-mail using format. I have Comcast residential so I had to change SMART_HOSTS to my ISP's SMTP server addy and that way my e-mail was not treated as spam (coming from a dynamic IP block). However....

'Enter a host name' is what Slackware asks me to name the computer so I give it a name ...say...papajohns. Is it possible, without paying a third party, to give yourself an e-mail like as opposed to using Sendmail or another kind of Mail Server program?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Old 03-06-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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Firstly, you can send mail from any address (even fake) which you like, for example, or even a word biledeamon in the sender (from:) field. However, don't expect that your email recipient will know how to respond, because none of these emails are real (matches real your address). To give yourself, you at first must buy this domain or have a good friend who already owns it. If you don't have money, you can get a free second level domain (yourname.somedomain.tld) with or Now your mail adress would be (same as you have said).
E-mail uses the same principle as real post. You can write anything in from field and you must put correct address of recipient. Same vice versa.
I hope, I explained it correctly. You can read more about dns and it would be clearer for you.

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Old 03-06-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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I actually own a domain. But I don't want to post it ...yet. So how EXACTLY will I be able to configure my Slack box with any e-mail server software package out there to give users the ability to e-mail me: ?

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