Hello Rod, Monday, September 15, 2003, 8:51:54 PM, you wrote:
R> I'm not very versed in sendmail and I'm not sure if this is possible so I R> thought I'd asked the list. R> I have a home network that consists of 2 freebsd machines and 3 windows R> machines. I'd like to set everyone up to use sendmail (or any mta for that R> matter) as the smtp server. But I would like everyone to keep their email R> address that end in comcast.net. You want to set up a simple MTA on one of your FBSD machines to act as your mail server for your LAN. You can use Sendmail, but for the beginner it can be overwhelming to understand. May I suggest Postfix, as it is pretty much ready to go "out of the box." If you do not have your own registered domain, you would set it up and can very easily use comcast.net as your domain on your outgoing email for your entire LAN. This is well documented in the main.cf file of Postfix on how to do this. You can send mail through comcast's SMTP server this way. R> Is this possible? Of course. Then you would route all your mail to Sendmail or Postfix and have the MTA program you choose, route it through your ISP's (comcast.net) SMTP server, just like you do now. R> If so where do I look for information and tutorials R> on this. Either on the Sendmail or Postfix website. R> I don't want any outgoing mail from my network to go to comcast at all Ah, this adds a wrinkle. Do you have your own FQDN and do you have mx records in your DNS (if you are authoritative for your domain)? Also, will comcast allow you to send mail via your server through their net block on port 25? Probably not, but you would need to check and have your own domain. Otherwise, how will you get mail, and not have it go to comcast? R> , but I want to make sure if some one replies to the mail it get back R> to the sender. Then you need your own domain, and either have your own DNS or have someone keep / publish the domain records for you. As above, you also have to check that comcast will allow you to have SMTP out and inbound, or if they are blocking port 25.. If they do block SMTP (other than their own domain), you are out of luck. -- Best regards, Gary _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"