When I installed Mandrake a couple of months ago, I set up KMail to do
my POP3 fetching, and to send mail through my ISPs SMTP server.
I've been wanting to configure the system to handle mail the 'proper'
way for a while, but I've been putting it off because I thought it was
going to be tricky.
Well, yesterday I did it. Here are the steps I followed:
Start Mandrake Control Centre
Go to System.. Services..
Find postfix, start it, and enable start at boot
Add my POP3 server and user details
Re-configure Kmail to get and send mail locally.
That's it! No problems along the way, everything 'just worked' and now
I have a robust email system that doesn't rely on a single MUA.
Incidentally, starting postfix also seemed to start procmail, so my
next step is to learn how to filter my email...