[oclug] Mail server help
Patrick.Leckey at xist.com
Mon Aug 27 09:46:18 EDT 2001
Ok... both are good dieas, but it depends on how you're set up. Do you have
a domain name (or sub domain) pointing to your Videotron IP? If you do, do
you have access to set up an MX record in the DNS tables? If you can, then
I would suggest sendmail (well, actually postfix) as the better and much
more versatile options. If you will still be using your @videotron.ca
addresses, then you should go the fetchmail route, as mail sent to your
@videotron.ca address will not be forwarded to the sendmail server on your
host, so you'd have to set fetchmail up to check anyways.
As for outgoing mail, set up postfix as I'm sure all cable users (like
myself) know just how lousy the uptime on the @home network mail servers is
(why use NT 4.0 for extremely high-volume mail servers, we'll never know).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Godin" <zibulon at videotron.ca>
To: <oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 4:59 PM
Subject: [oclug] Mail server help
> Hi folks, just got back from a 3 week vacation to find 607+ e-mail's from
> oclug waiting to be reviewed. Needless to say a quick scan was in order
> 45 minutes later I was done.
> Here's where I need assistance.
> I want some confirmation if the following idea of mine makes sense.
> I have videotron with pop and smtp mail service with 3 mail accounts.
> I have 4 PC's, one is a firewall and masquerading for the other 3, one for
> each family member.
> My idea is to set up sendmail on my firewall/masq system and
> get the other 3 to fetch their own specific mail from that system.
> Can sendmail be the best choice, is fetchmail better. Idea's and
> are welcomed.
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