Solved

using Linux as a mailserver

Posted on 2000-03-20
4
144 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
hi,
Ho do you configure linux to operate as a POP mail server? and where do you add user accounts?
0
Comment
Question by:timdesomere
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
j2 earned 100 total points
Comment Utility
Since you arent telling which distro you use i cant give you details.

but

1. Install a pop demon
2. edit /etc/service and /etc/inetd.conf to include the pop-server
3. Restart inetd (killall -HUP inetd)

Done.
TO add users, just add a user with adduser, if you dont want them to be able to actually log on, set the shell to a bogus shell.

If you gave me more details to your distro i could prolly give you distro specific instructions.
0
 

Author Comment

by:timdesomere
Comment Utility
I'm using Corellinux
what do you mean by installing a pop-demon; isn't that included (qmail?)
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:j2
Comment Utility
qmail is (as far as i know) only a MDA, i think you would need qmail-pop3d to handle mail.

I personalyl stick to sendmail + ipop3d but for qmail config http://cr.yp.to/qmail/faq.html is a pretty good place to start.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:gabyra
Comment Utility
As Pop3 server i can suggest u
qpopper
it's suppopt also mailservers as
exim ,q-mail ,sendmail
0

Featured Post

Better Security Awareness With Threat Intelligence

See how one of the leading financial services organizations uses Recorded Future as part of a holistic threat intelligence program to promote security awareness and proactively and efficiently identify threats.

Join & Write a Comment

If you use Debian 6 Squeeze and you are tired of looking at the childish graphical GDM login screen that is used by default, here's an easy way to change it. If you've already tried to change it you've probably discovered that none of the old met…
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can upgrade Python from version 2.7.6 to Python 2.7.10 on the Linux Mint operating system. I am using an Oracle Virtual Box where I have installed Linux Mint operating system version 17.2. Once yo…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now