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Re: How to SMTP (Email) Server Fedora 6?

Terry Snyder wrote:
Please be kind to me, I would like to know how to setup linux to be an
email server to receive emails like microsoft exchange does.  I would
also like to forward emails from an Exchange 2003 server to this linux
box for it to handle incoming helpdesk requests.  I have searched
google all last week and can't seem to get emails to get into the user
accounts on the linux box, can someone enlighten me please?

Trying to use sendmail on the linux box. Helpdesk software is called PerlDesk.

It should almost work out of the box. Fedora ships an intentionally broken sendmail configuration that won't accept mail from anything but the local box. To fix it you should:
yum install sendmail-cf
Then edit /etc/mail/sendmail.mc and remove the Addr= restriction from the DAEMON_OPTIONS line and restart sendmail.

If your program involves an alias or forward entry that does a pipe-to-program, you need to put the program or a symlink to it in /etc/smrsh because sendmail is configured to ignore any path and only execute files located in /etc/smrsh/.

Once you get the basics working you should be able to diagnose any other problems from the log messages in /var/log/maillog.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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