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Re: How to get mail to local destinations delivered?



On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 10:52:50AM -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Chris G wrote:
> >> My advice would be something similar:  Configure by the book.  Make sure
> > 
> > What book?!  :-)   I think that's much of the problem, there's not
> > much information directly related to setting up a home system as a
> > sub-domain.
> > 
> This may be the time to change from Sendmail to Postfix. I find
> Postfix much simpler to configure. I have it set up here that mail
> for *.infinity-ltd.com and infinity-ltd.com is delivered locally on
> this machine. Mail for other domains is relayed through
> mail.infinity-ltd.com (The mail server at my web hosting service.)
> Before I convinced my ISP to allow outgoing port 25 contact to that
> mail server, I had it configured to relay through the ISP's mail
> server. With the exception of the auth configuration for using the
> relay server, it took less the 5 minutes to configure. (If I was
> willing to use plain-text passwords with the mail servers, it would
> have been a snap.)
> 
When (a while ago) I wanted a full mail setup on my machine I used
postfix and, as you say, it was very easy.  However doing a whole mail
server installation just to get to see status/error messages for root
seems a bit like overkill to me.

-- 
Chris Green


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