Gert Cuykens <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > so if i understand it corectly the hole mail thingie is based on > > -a mail client (mutt) > -a mail sender (sendmail) > -a mail storage (postfix) > -a mail receiver (fetchmail)
As Chris said, not quite. The place to _begin_ on all this is is the Handbook http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/mail-using.html I'm assuming you are on a machine linking to an ISP's smtp and pop3 servers? To set up e-mail as God intended what you need in brief is A. A mail transport agent - sendmail OR postfix, (or exim or even qmail) but not both. This will hand off the e-mail once you have posted it and will take care of one part of its journey into your computer/s. B. A Mail reader/composer, an MUA, mail user agent. Lots of these to choose from, mutt or elm being old standbyes. C. Something to fetch the mail if you are using your ISP's pop3 server Fetchmail is good. D. Something to sort the mail - procmail is a good mail processor Coming in the process is something like:- Fetchmail -> sendmail/postfix -> procmail -> mutt There are opportunities for filtering spam at different points in this chain. The outward move is simpler mutt -> sendmail -> your ISP OR you can use something like Mozilla Thunderbird which is an all-in-one mail system by itself, and is possibly easier to set up. Good luck! atb Glyn _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"