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Re: Setting up SMTP and POP servers - QMail or what?

On Sunday 19 November 2000 09:27, Robin Collins wrote:
> Up till now I've shyed away from implmenting mail on my Linux boxes,
> it seems so complicated and my nice friendly (!) Windows POP3 clients
> seem generally far easier to use.  However, I've now gone back to an ISP
> (Demon) which tries to deliver mail using SMTP, the only ISP I've ever had
> where this is an option. It therefore seems time for me to get to grips
> with this-here Linux mail stuff.
> I still need to retain POP3 client access to other mailboxes, so at
> present I'm thinking that from the vast array of MTAs, MUAs (etc.
> etc.) these seem to fit the bill for me:
> 1) QMAIL - 'cos it's also a POP server, meaning I can revert to my
> Windows clients if I fail to find a Linux one I likt.
> 2) FETCHMAIL - to get my mail from other ISPs.
> As far as I can see QMAIL will receive my Demon mail via SMTP and
> FETCHMAIL can go off to my other ISPs and get the mail there and wack
> it into QMAIL, so I have all my mail ready for reading via POP.
> Will this work like I think it will?  Will QMAIL act as an SMTP server
> to deliver mail I send out, meaning I won't have to use an ISP's SMTP
> server?

Give XMail a try :


- Davide

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