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Date:      Tue, 30 Sep 2003 18:49:43 -0300
From:      "Jeff MacDonald" <info@bignose.ca>
To:        "'Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P.'" <kdk@daleco.biz>, "'Bernard Roux'" <bernard@microzone.co.za>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: Mail Server
Message-ID:  <000001c3879c$c21b68d0$c800a8c0@jeff3vc1phnqhx>
In-Reply-To: <3F79F2BE.7080705@daleco.biz>

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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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