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I have a linux machine routing my internet connection with a couple win95 workstations.

I want to be able to use the linux machine to connect to a Windows NT server running Exchange... I just want to be able to get my mail onto my work stations.. can this be done?
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Wouldn't it be easier to get your workstations to connect to the NT box directly?

However, you should be able to set up sendmail on the linux box, and configure it in such a way that you can deliver your users mail to local mail spools on the Linux box. Then, as the NT box won't send the mail to you, you use fetchmail to retrieve from Exchange using POP3 - this feeds sendmail as though the mail had been sent using SMTP directly. The good thing about this is you can tell fetchmail to monitor your net connection, and just poll the NT box for new mail every few minutes while the link is up (I'm assuming here that the Exchange server is on a remote network).

Then you just run ipop3d on the Linux box. Your local users will then be able to pick up their mail using any mail client that speaks POP3 from the Linux box.

This is a simple concept, but could be tricky to implement in practice, especially if you have an odd configuration. If you want more info, I suggest you email me as mike@coruscant.demon.co.uk.
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