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Re: Setting up SMTP?



Okay.. Top post to say.. I'm confused..  More confusion below :0)

On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 10:22, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
> Am Do, den 28.10.2004 schrieb Ow Mun Heng um 4:02:
> 
> > Again.. to recap.
> > you don't have sendmail running on port 25?
> 
> No, the MTA is listening on port 25 for connections by other MTAs.

And this MTA is sendmail?? If it is, then the answer should be Yes to my
original question. Correct(?)


> 
> > You have sendmail's MSA running on port 587.
> 
> That is the standard port for it - see "grep 587 /etc/services".

Me Too.

> > How is your email client configured?
> > Outgoing emails are sent to the MSA, which in turn relays it out to the
> > ISP's mail-relay?
> 
> My server has a static IP and has valid DNS entries (forward and
> reverse) and this way the usage of a smart host is not necessary.

Okay. That's fine for you then. what about DSL/Dial-up users? Smart host
would be necessary right?


> > All this while, port 25 is not used at all? How do you get your mails
> > then? You pop/IMAP them? 
> 
> See above, it is used.
> 
> > I personally pop them from my server using fetchmail, pass them to the
> > local sendmail on port 25 for spam/clamav scanning before being
> > delivered locally.
> 
> Such a scenario is valid for home use.

But alas, I'm still at a loss on how to fully utilise my MSA port 587
via Evo or from the command line.


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