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Date:      Sun, 3 Apr 2011 03:43:59 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: am i back up....???
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On Sat, 2 Apr 2011 18:30:59 -0700, Gary Kline <kline@thought.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 02, 2011 at 07:29:23PM -0500, Ryan Coleman wrote:
> > Get a Gmail account.
> 
> 
> 	i tried about a year ago: gdk98188; now i cannot get in.
> 	something is hosed ...

In worst case, use a "normal" mail account - either provided
by your own server or by someone you trust, so google is
out of scope. :-)

Using POP/SMTP/IMAP always gives you the required ability
to use the interface of choice, e. g. a standalone MUA that
is accessible, and no requirement to do such stuff via the
web, using the inconvenience and shortcomings of a web
browser.

I can only speak for myself regarding this suggestion, and
I may also admit that I'm not fully happy with it. I would
like to run my own mail server, but corrently I'm using
the one for POP of the provider of my domain. I avoid
SMTP as sending mail from my system (that runs a MTA)
is considered NORMAL by me. Sadly, most others who suffer
from spam do not think so, they reject messages coming from
behind a dynamic IP, so I use my ISP's relay as smarthost
for sending messages. This way, I can still use ANY mail
client program I want - I get the messages using fetchmail
and can then process them with any program, even "in
parallel". For sending, I can even | mail -s bla bob@foo.bar
from the command line. It may not be optimal for all
imaginable scenarios (e. g. reading mail from a different
system, sending from a different location), but as I do
not require them, it's no big deal.

Gary, whenever you have the chance to run you own mail
system - DO IT. You have enough knowledge to keep this
kind of stuff running, and it gives you more flexibility
than anything else.

For example, you could install an IMAP interface for mail
stored on the server, so you can access it by any IMAP
capable client you want, and you could even install a web
mail client (e. g. roundcube) to bind to that IMAP inter-
face. In my opinion, this is way better than the POP/no-SMTP
thing I'm currently doing.




-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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