It is 38 months now. And I still do not use linux on the
internet as noone has posted any information at all. Well, I telnet in
sometimes, but have you ever tried reading newsgroups on telnet ?
Formatting the replies under vi is also a pain in the a*
I run sendmail 8.93 as an open relay spammers welcome I
Installed procmail. The latest. After reading in the docs that
it is infallible, so there is NO need to read the docs, I get "error
64 root does not have a valid shell account ". Google brought 8
suggestions, none of which worked. I made a lot of home directories
world browserable, as per procmail FAQ, and as people keep reminders
of file contents in file names as a reminder, I had to reinstall. Bl*
Well ...lets check my invalid shell
am i paranoid or has microsoft bought off most linux developers ?
> I have been trying for 30 months to set up a simple
>sendmail/fetchmail/procmail/mutt combination, for use on a home dialup
> I set up the windows equivalent after reading 5 minutes of
>text, resuming, I clicked setup in mailwarrior or pegasus or eudora,
>and entered the name of my smtp and pop server, and that was it.
> But I don't want to read mail under windows, as I can never
>trust the binaries. It is essential that the programs be compiled from
>source code. Which was what I thought linux was all about.
> I have asked the same question here every 6 months, and have
>not had a single helpful answer yet :(
> My system is completely built from source code, and I had to
>reinstall from scratch various times after sendmail/exim/others fsckd
>up with my system - a very painful experience , takes about 2 weeks. I
>now have a tarred base version of my system on CD, so I just do a
>mke2fs from a rescue floppy and untar my system back again .
> So here comes my six-monthly question :
> Can anyone point me to a sendmail/procmail/fetchmail/mutt
>HOWTO, FROM SOURCE CODE !!!! Please do not suggest 1000 page books or
>FAQS, or obsolete versions. I just want to do, say, in 8 hours, what
>windows took me 5 minutes to do.
> Here I go, :wq vim, killing mp3blaster (oK, lets finish
>hearing "tears in heaven" first), unmounting filesystems, rebooting,
>firing up agent, just to send this message (yes, slrn uses
>sendmail).....is linux viable ????