+++ Micheal Patterson [freebsd] [18-01-04 11:13 -0600]:
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "Bob Perry" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
| To: "FreeBSD-Questions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
| Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 1:47 AM
| Subject: Configuring E-mail Services on a Standalone Wkst
| > 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 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
| > Thank you.
| > Bob Perry
| > --
| > FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE-p13 0#
| What I've done in the past with dialup is this:
| Configure sendmail to use a smart host. This would point to your ISP's mail
| Configure fetchmail to run every 10 minutes to check for incoming mail.
| Configure qpopper, imapd services so you can recieve your mail from the bsd
| On your client computer (Windows), configure it to send and recieve mail
| from your unix box.
| In this config, fetchmail will retrieve mail from your isp, pipe it through
| your local sendmail. This allows you to place your own filters on incoming
| mail and scan it for viri using the software of your choice. Then when you
| send mail out, it hits the sendmail server and is forwarded on to your ISP.
Instead of smarthost, I use free dynanic DNS services. Thus, my DNS
record in complete. I am able to send mail to all the addresses in my
| Micheal Patterson
| Network Administration
| TSG Incorporated
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