Quote:>I'm having trouble getting mail to work on my linux system. (I can't
>even get it to work locally yet.)
Don't even bother to try remote mail until you have the local mail
working. If you can't handle local mail then there is something wrong with your basic configuration.
(If you are using sendmail as the transfer agent, make sure that your
FQDN is listed in the 'w' class for sendmail's /etc/sendmail.cf. It is
the line which starts with "Cw". In addition, do *not* use 'mail' as
your delivery agent for local mail. Use mail.local or deliver or
procmail as the mailx program is an AT&T clone, not the BSD version.)
Quote:>Currently I have to options I want
>to try, and need to know which is best.
>1. I'd like to get smail or sendmail to work over my ppp link, but since
> my ip address is assigned dynamically, that would only be good for
> outgoing mail. (Can I do this if I don't have a neighbor machine to
> route my mail to? I may need to ask about the address.)
Dynamic addresses are OK for sending mail. Make sure that you include a
'Reply-To' header or use MASQUERADE_AS in the 'mc' file for sendmail.cf's
generation. The reply address should be the mail drop from which you obtain
your pop mail. This is usually the same mail account that you use for telnet
Quote:>2. Ideally, I'd like all outgoing mail to be queued for processing through
> a pop server. Is this possible? I've only seen a client for downloading
> mail from a pop server, not sending it out.
POP is designed to ***READ*** mail only. It is the reason that you find only
the client for 'downloading' mail. It is expected that you use SMTP to send
You may use sendmail, or smail if the problem with the kernel locks has been
fixed by now, to send your outbound mail. Sendmail will queue the mail when
the PPP link is down. When you bring up the link, issue the command:
and it will then send the outbound mail from the spool queue.
You will find a 'pop' mailer in the sendmail package. This is designed to
work only with the pop mailer in the MH system. It does not say it in the
documentation. I have never been able to make the pop mailer in sendmail
work. You may have better luck.