Mail Server (progress)
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Thu Oct 25 13:53:34 UTC 2007
Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 October 2007, David McGlone wrote:
>> fetchmail: querying pop.att.yahoo.com (protocol POP3) at wed 24
>> : poll completed.
>> fetchmail: Query status=10(smtp)
>> fetchmail: normal termination, status 10.
>> A big question I have, what does fetching mail got to do with smtp? I'm
>> trying to fetch my mail not send it.
> feetchmail has to hand off the mail it fetches to someone..... I use
> procmail... but I think it will hand off to your mailer (postfix or
> sendmail) if you don't specify how to process your mail.
Precisely. By default, it just delivers the mail to localhost:25, which
works great for me.
You can either go the MDA (procmail/maildrop) route, or just use your smtp
server. If you really don't need an smtp server for outbound mail, then
the MDA is simpler. Because I _must_ have a local outbound smtp server
(mail needs to be routed different ways, depending where I am), I see no
need for an additional MDA.
So if you're using an smtp server, and you think you have it correctly
configured, start with:
# telnet localhost 25
If that doesn't give you a "2xx ... SMTP" message, you don't have smtp
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