Sending & Receiving Mail --> Local <--

Sending & Receiving Mail --> Local <--

Post by SyntaXe » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Hi,
I always get in trouble for not posting my specs, so I will get that out of
the way first ;)

Distro: Mandrake 7.0 Air
Hardware:
Chip: AMD K6-400 3D Now
Ram: 128
Video: AOpen AGP 3D Artist PA50 8mb
Sound: Sound Blaster PCI64
Network: AcerLAN ALN328 10/100 Base-TX Fast Ethernet
Modem: Banksia Wave SP56 V90
Additional Card: Voodoo2

I am trying to set up mail for several users on one box. The mail seems to
send fine and is in then placed in the sent folder, if I try to check for
incoming mail I receive the error message 'cannot open
file://var/spool/mail/username'
Which is understood when you check that folder it is empty. However the mail
folder in the users home directory has files in it. I have selected sendmail
and indicated its path as /usr/sbin/sendmail. (which is default)
When I connect to the net to retrieve mail however I select SMTP and when
checking my mail it just scrolls through several different settings (i
think) until it finds one it likes and downloads the mail. Can someone
please help me with this supposed simple process, Do I select sendmail or
SMTP? Do I have to create the files in the /var/spool/mail directory? Do I
need to use fetmailconfig? Do I point to the inbox file?
Thankyou
Scott

--
Microsoft gives you Windoze,
Linux gives you the whole friggin house!

--
Microsoft gives you Windoze,
Linux gives you the whole friggin house!

 
 
 

1. Sending & Receiving Mail --> Local <--

Hi,
I always get in trouble for not posting my specs, so I will get that out of
the way first ;)

Distro: Mandrake 7.0 Air
Hardware:
Chip: AMD K6-400 3D Now
Ram: 128
Video: AOpen AGP 3D Artist PA50 8mb
Sound: Sound Blaster PCI64
Network: AcerLAN ALN328 10/100 Base-TX Fast Ethernet
Modem: Banksia Wave SP56 V90
Additional Card: Voodoo2

I am trying to set up mail for several users on one box. The mail seems to
send fine and is in then placed in the sent folder, if I try to check for
incoming mail I receive the error message 'cannot open
file://var/spool/mail/username'
Which is understood when you check that folder it is empty. However the mail
folder in the users home directory has files in it. I have selected sendmail
and indicated its path as /usr/sbin/sendmail. (which is default)
When I connect to the net to retrieve mail however I select SMTP and when
checking my mail it just scrolls through several different settings (i
think) until it finds one it likes and downloads the mail. Can someone
please help me with this supposed simple process, Do I select sendmail or
SMTP? Do I have to create the files in the /var/spool/mail directory? Do I
need to use fetmailconfig? Do I point to the inbox file?
Thankyou
Scott

--
Microsoft gives you Windoze,
Linux gives you the whole friggin house!

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