----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Matthew Seaman" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "fbsd_user" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "Dinesh Nair" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Adam Bozanich"
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: sendmail help?

On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 11:43:45AM -0500, fbsd_user wrote:

>>                    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.

>The OP said:
>> I have a dial up DSL account that gives me an outgoing smtp account that
>> requires smtp authentication.
>Which part of "outgoing" are you having difficulty understanding?
> Cheers,
> Matthew
> -- 
> Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.                       26 The Paddocks
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Apparently he's having trouble understanding a number of things lately and
I'm beginning to wonder if he's a troll or not.

To assist the OP on this issue, check out this link:


Within that site, it will give you assistance in setting up sendmail to act
as an smtp client using smtp-auth.


DefaultAuthInfo (confDEF_AUTH_INFO)
specifies a file in which the authorization identity, the authentication
identity, the secret, and the realm to be used for authentication are
stored. This file must be in a safe directory and unreadable by everyone
except root (or TrustedUser). It is used when sendmail acts as a client to
authenticate itself to a server. Example:

Notes: all data is case sensitive (usually) and the entire line is used in
each case (including any white space!).
recommended filename: /etc/mail/default-auth-info


I trust this is what the OP's original intentions were.


Micheal Patterson
TSG Network Administration

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