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Date:      Thu, 2 Oct 2003 17:14:13 +0800 (PHT)
From:      "Jett Tayer" <jett@sycorax.ath.cx>
To:        "Jeff MacDonald" <info@bignose.ca>
Cc:        'Bernard Roux' <bernard@microzone.co.za>
Subject:   RE: Mail Server
Message-ID:  <32900.203.190.72.108.1065086053.squirrel@mail.angdatingdaan.org>
In-Reply-To: <000001c3879c$c21b68d0$c800a8c0@jeff3vc1phnqhx>
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very well said.

\jett


> I think you should also ask yourself, why are you so desparate ?
> Is there a deadline or did you bite off more than you could chew ?
>
> Things in UNIX take time, and a lot of reading. If you are feeling
> desparate, the best thing you can do it get a cofee, find some
> documentation and just take a nice read thru it.
>
> I'm speaking from experience, last week I hosed a qmail installation
> really good, but after reading docs for about an hour without
> touching a computer, my head was much clearer and I solved my problem.
>
> For what it's worth..
>
> Jeff.
>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>>> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
>>> Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.
>>> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 6:17 PM
>>> To: Bernard Roux
>>> Cc: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
>>> Subject: Re: Mail Server
>>>
>>>
>>> Bernard Roux wrote:
>>>
>>> >Please can you help me. I would like to setup a mail server using
>>> >Freebsd. I have installed the software, but how do I
>>> configure Freebsd
>>> >to become a mail server.
>>> >
>>> >I am desperate.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >Kind regards
>>> >
>>> >Bernard Roux
>>> >
>>> >
>>> In addition to the fine replies you have already
>>> received, let me add to the noise:  FreeBSD comes
>>> with Sendmail, all time King ("James" ;-) of the
>>> MTA's, already installed.  All you need is the line
>>>
>>> sendmail_enable="YES"
>>>
>>> In /etc/rc.conf.
>>>
>>> So you have a working SMTP server on
>>> hand, it just needs some configuration.
>>>
>>> If you do *not* know how to set up DNS,
>>> you should read up on that first.
>>>
>>> Walk through /etc/mail and look at a few files:
>>>
>>> local-host-names    # add your hostname to this file
>>>                             #if it doesn't exist, create it
>>> relay-domains       #you may need to add LAN IP's
>>>                             # or other domains to allow outbound
>>>                             # relaying of mail
>>> aliases                  # username mapping
>>> virtusertable          # domain mapping
>>>
>>> Check the file /var/log/maillog as well, as most
>>> any errors dealing with the mailserver will show
>>> up there.
>>>
>>> If you want to use the machine as a POP or
>>> IMAP server, check the programs in /etc/ports/mail.
>>> There is an example line to enable a POP server
>>> in /etc/inetd.conf, but one is not installed by
>>> default.
>>>
>>> I don't necessarily wish to give you the
>>> impression that running a mail server is a
>>> piece of cake, but it's not that difficult to
>>> get started with it.  What is tough is keeping
>>> it secure, and making sure the configuration
>>> makes it a workhorse and not a headache.
>>>
>>> HTH,
>>>
>>> Kevin Kinsey
>>> DaleCo, S.P.
>>>
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