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Ext2: Mastering Your Mail 2 - sending email

Sep 07, 1999, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bjoern Ganslandt)

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"In my last article I described how to receive email under Linux using Fetchmail. This time I'm going to describe how to send mail using (You guessed it) sendmail."

"The MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) is not just used to receive incoming email, it also sends email to other hosts. In case you're not online all the time, sendmail could connect to your ISP every time you want to go online. But if someone would try to respond to your email, you won't be able to receive the email, unless your online in the moment the email arrives. To avoid this problem, you can rewrite the "From" address of your email. If you change the origin of your mail to the mail address of your ISP, you can use you standard mail address to handle all incoming/outgoing mail."

"Because sendmail is (still) the most used MTA, I'm going to explain it's configuration. The sendmail reads it's configuration from a highly complex file (/etc/sendmail.cf). But you don't have to edit this file, you can edit the simple m4 macro file (/etc/sendmail.mc)..."

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