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: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of >> Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. >> Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 6:17 PM >> To: Bernard Roux >> Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >> 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. >> >> _______________________________________________ >> [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list >> >> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebs>> d-questions >> >> >> To unsubscribe, send any mail to >> "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" >> _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"