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Re: emails newbie

On Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 05:26:15PM +0100, Robert-Jan Kuijvenhoven wrote:
> At 12:04 15-11-00 +0000, you wrote:
> >Can anyone help me to configure my box to send and receive email i don't 
> >know where to start. messed around with exim but seem to have messed it 
> >up. I really am starting from scratch. I can connect to the internet using 
> >pon but that's all
> >thanks
> >jm
> You needs exim to sent messages to your isp's smtp server (smarthost) or to 
> local users. In my case, running the eximconf script was enough to get it 
> working right away. I did not have to change anything in /etc/exim.conf. 
> But it is best to check the exim.conf file after running eximconf anyway.
> Exim is not able to retrieve messages from your isp's pop server(s). You 
> need fetchmail for that. Fetchmail uses a fetchmailrc files which you have 
> to make and which contains information about the pop server it has to 
> retrieve mail from, username and password and usually which user fetchmail 
> has to send the messages to.
You can install fetchmailconf too, graphical configure for fetchmail.
> You need a Mail User Agent (MUA) to read the messages and compose new 
> messages. Mutt is a very good MUA.
> For more details:
> www.exim.org
> http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Mail-Administrator-HOWTO.html
> http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Mail-User-HOWTO/index.html

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