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

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:

Not what I said at all. But no configuration is going to be "right"
for people with commercial accounts.

I suppose there are people who don't want user server to go to that user's mailbox. There are also probably people who want their ssh login to do something other than log in as the specified user - but I'm not sure why either of those would be the case.

The stock
configuration will work for stand-alone machines, and is fairly safe
to run on a network machine.

Work?  How can something that doesn't accept mail work?

To fully integrate the mail server into the network, you are going
to have to  do some network specific modifications in just about
every case. The days when a mail server could send mail to any other
mail server without specific configuration are gone. If you are a
non-commercial user, chances are you have to relay though your ISP's
mail server. You may have to do the same with a small commercial
network. With just about any network, you have to set up who can
send mail through the server. You may also need to change how your
mail server announces itself over the Internet. You may also need to
route all outgoing mail through one server, and you may need to
route internal mail to another server.

Yes, it is reasonable to expect a machine to be a mail hub, a mail relay, or a mail client. So 3 working copies of sendmail.mc would be a good start instead of one broken one, along with some documentation for those specific common tweaks you mention.

What about the people that have their primary mail server at their
hosting service? Are they relaying their outgoing mail through the
same server? If so, you have to change the configuration to use that
host as a relay. If you are not relaying through the hosting server,
do you have to relay through your ISP's mail server? Or does the
server have to masquerade as another host when sending mail over the

Those things wouldn't have to be any harder than, say, configuring authentication against a windows domain controller which is a fill-in-the-form option in the RH tools.

All I can say is do a Google search on me. Some of the hits with the
ExecPC email address show how much things have changed over the years.

Well, at this point it should come with virus and spam scanning enabled out of the box, but with mimedefang packaged in extras that wouldn't be difficult either.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell gmail com

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