On Sun, 18 Jan 2004 02:47:22 -0500 Bob Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hello, > > 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 Keep up the good work ;) > 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. Hmm, this isn't necessarily true, but because of the spam level this days people tend not to accept messages from servers that do no have static ips and proper dns settings - as many spammers usually fit in this category. > 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? Well, yes. You would have to set sendmail to deliver messages through your ISP SMTP server (like you have now this setting in Mozilla). > Do they offer any real advantages over the mail systems > that come with Mozilla, Netscape, etc.? I think they do. You could use your FreeBSD box to: - fetch mail on cron bases for you and your family email accounts (=> lower) - deliver mail on cron bases - pipe the received mail through a spam filter program (I would recommend dspam - mail/dspam) The result will be lower costs and better knowledge ;) -- IOnut Unregistered ;) FreeBSD user _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"