I have two PCs, an NT 4.0 box and a FreeBSD 4.8 system. I'm connected to the internet via dial-up (56k modem) and using the mail system found in Mozilla. I understood that mail services was a natural with FreeBSD so I thought I would take the opportunity to learn what I could about setting up a mail server. I've become familiar with SMTP, MUAs, MTAs, qpopper, and fetchmail but it seems like some of the more necessary components are a static IP address, 24/7 connection, and accurate DNS information set up on my system. If this an accurate assessment, I may have to be satisfied setting up my e-mail services for a standalone workstation because I can't afford a static IP address or 24/7 connection.
If a full-fledged e-mail server isn't feasible, can I still use software like sendmail, mutt, qpopper, and fetchmail for a standalone workstation? Do they offer any real advantages over the mail systems that come with Mozilla, Netscape, etc.? Any, and all comments are welcome.
Thank you. Bob Perry
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