Yes I am serious. I have used 5 different ISP's over the years and not one let sendmail have direct access to their smtp email servers. They all required me to use their pop3 server which is something totally different. I believe the original poster was asking about using sendmail to retrieve email from his ISP's smtp server. And it's still a lot easier to install fetchmail than to reinstall sendmail.
-----Original Message----- From: Dinesh Nair [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 9:42 AM To: fbsd_user Cc: Matthew Seaman; Adam Bozanich; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: sendmail help? On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, fbsd_user wrote: > I think you are barking up the wrong tree. I don't think you understand > how your ISP works. ISP's do not allow direct smtp access to their email > servers, they consider it an security risk to their environment. Did are you serious ? i sometimes send mail out, by connecting to my ISP's smtp servers. i believe this practice is the same worldwide. however, due to spam and open relays, some isps may filter access to their smtp server to only allow thier customers. this can be done either thru smtp authentication or by ip address filtering (which malaysian isps use). Regards, /\_/\ "All dogs go to heaven." [EMAIL PROTECTED] (0 0) http://www.alphaque.com/ +==========================----oOO--(_)--OOo----==================== ======+ | for a in past present future; do | | for b in clients employers associates relatives neighbours pets; do | | echo "The opinions here in no way reflect the opinions of my $a $b." | | done; done | +=================================================================== ======+ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"