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How to set up an SMTP server on Sendmail?

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Hello Experts,

I have Sendmail as mail server on a Redhat9.0 Linux.
Version 8.12.8
System identity:
(short domain name) $w      = abc
(canonical domain name)$j  = abc.mysubdomain.org
(subdomain name)$m          = mysubdomain.org
(node name)$k                    = abc.mysubdomain.org

Can anyone show me how to set up my Sendmail as an SMTP server? I need that in order to use my Sendmail as SMTP server on an Outlook Express email account (which uses another domain) . That Outlook Express uses POP3.

Thank you very much!
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Sendmail IS an SMTP server. That's what it is designed, from the ground up, to do. No special setup is needed.

Sendmail is NOT a POP server. Sendmail is designed to move E-Mail from System A to System B rapidly and efficiently. But putting it in the mailbox of User Z and then mediating access of some client software to that mailbox is NOT part of what sendmail was designed to do. See http://www.faqs.org/docs/securing/imapop.html

What you need is a POP3 server software. There is such a software in the PINE E-Mail package from University of Washington. See also http://howtos.linux.com/guides/solrhe/Securing-Optimizing-Linux-RH-Edition-v1.3/imapop.shtml.
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