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TheLinuxGurus.org: Sendmail for Linux [Book Review]

Nov 05, 2000, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to David Culp for this link. ]

"Sendmail is a mail transport agent available for Linux and a wide variety of other platforms. It is probably the most common mail transport agent in use toady. In fact, most email you send out is probably touched by sendmail somewhere in route to its destination. Sendmail ships with nearly all Linux distributions as the default MTA. Sendmail has a well deserved reputation as being extremely confusing to configure. In exchange for this complexity you get versatility and robustness."`

"...Now that I have told you what this book covers I will tell you what this book is not. It is not in any way a reference on sendmail. This may seem odd with a title of Sendmail for Linux. In fact, this is my one major gripe about this book. It is an excellent book, well written, well laid out, the topics are clear and concise, but the title makes no sense what-so-ever. The book should have been named Setting up a Linux E-Mail Server or something similar. The book does not delve into the intricacies or advanced configuration of Sendmail. However, it is an excellent source of information on many email protocols and setting up and installing a Linux box to be a general mail server."

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