In <002b01c2beba$c1d2b000$[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Gary Schenk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> typed: > I've been installing FreeBSD on my home desktop. A little each day I spend > configuring. I've worked out most things with books and man pages. I am > connected to the internet by cable modem. Links worked perfectly right away. > Where I am failing is setting up my email. I am not trying to be a mail > server, just get and send mail through my ISP. The documentation seems to be > geared to mail servers. This is really confusing me. Can someone point me in > the right direction for help on email? Just a nudge in the right direction > would be most helpful.
You're right - most of the documentation is geared towards setting up a server. That's because that's the difficult part, and setting up as just a client depends on which of the many clients you've chosen. Basically, what you need to do is choose a client, and then follow the directions on configuring it. That should do the trick. If you like OE, then possibly you want to use Netscape Communicator or Mozilla as a client. Install those from the ports, then use the preferences menus to enter your ISP's host names for the SMTP and POP servers. If you want a command-line client, mutt and pine are popular and available in the ports. There are also other GUI clients available in the ports; look in /usr/ports/mail to see what's there. Finally, I use VM, which is a mail program that runs inside of Emacs. If you use emacs, you might want to give it a look. > I apologize for posting with OE. No need to apologies - the mail came through nicely formatted, as plain text only. That's all we ask for. <mike -- Mike Meyer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.mired.org/consulting.html Independent WWW/Perforce/FreeBSD/Unix consultant, email for more information. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message