Best mailer daemon

EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK
edited July 2003 in Science & Tech
Trying to setup sendmail or qmail and cant decide which is the best to use, any opinions?

Also, I need pop3 access, so what do I need to use to get that?

Because at the moment, I need to configure the server to recieve mail for both of my domains (atomnet.co.uk, atomiccabbage.com) I set up qmail, and at another point, sendmail (At seperate times) but I cant get either to actually reciveve mail, any ideas?

Cheers,
NS

Comments

  • RobRob Detroit, MI
    edited July 2003
    Use whichever your distro supports.

    Personally, I use courier. Its a little heavy duity, but has some nice features. But, i have to maintain it, bug fix's, patches, etc cause its not part of my distro.

    Rob
  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK
    edited July 2003
    My distro supports everything and comes with nothing......

    I was just trying to find an easy to configure and use server (I can access qmail, postfix and sendmail through Webmin, but still cant figure out why they arnt recieving mail).

    NS
  • edited July 2003
    Make sure your firewall is not blocking email, IE that you are set up for routing email in network setup.

    Also, in Mandrake, internal server mail read command is mail (but you might need to be root to read it, external email might come in to root's ID). Also, if you have servers sending status emails, they will show up for root.

    John Danielson.
  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK
    edited July 2003
    the distro I am using is Gentoo, and it has nothing (by nothing, I mean, NOTHING) installed by default.

    No firewalls are installed.

    I was looking at courier, but it looks way too complicated.

    Any ideas for an easy setup mail server?

    NS
  • edited July 2003
    kerio on windows is very easy and there is a linux version though I have not tried it. Its not free though but there is a 30 day trial. Or a keygen if you look hard enough :)
  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK
    edited July 2003
    Its not a keygen, it adds a file AND modifies the actual executable, but Im guessing a Linux version of the er, patch would be impossible to find..... but enough of that talk.

    I set up QMail and I can send mail to other users on the machine, and they can pick it up via pop3, but, e-mail doesnt seem to be coming in from the outside world. You can telnet to the machine remotely, so its not that. Any ideas, as my mails are now bouncing lots :(

    NS
  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK
    edited July 2003
    Aparently its trying, but all messages seem to get this........

    @400000003f022e581280520c new msg 147906
    @400000003f022e58128055f4 info msg 147906: bytes 6392 from <#@[]>; qp 2934 uid 206
    @400000003f022e58129fc0ec starting delivery 4: msg 147906 to remote postmaster@Ragnarok
    @400000003f022e58129fcca4 status: local 0/10 remote 1/20
    @400000003f022e581609a7ac delivery 4: failure: Sorry,_I_couldn't_find_any_host_named_Ragnarok._(#5.1.2)/
    @400000003f022e581609bb34 status: local 0/10 remote 0/20
    @400000003f022e581609bf1c triple bounce: discarding bounce/147906
    @400000003f022e581609c304 end msg 147906


    And only 3 have managed to get that far, its like firstly it cant find my server, then when it does, the server changes the mail address so it doesnt work....

    NS
  • edited July 2003
    yeah a kerio linux "patch". I wonder where I would find that? *sharereactor linux forum*
  • EnverexEnverex Worcester, UK
    edited July 2003
    Great, I try to install Kerio but its an RPM file and I get about 500 dependency errors.........

    I had to shut down qmail because it seemed to be an open relay. Opened the delivery record this morning and there were 800 mails waiting to be delivered.

    If anyone can help me setup a mail server, I would be very grateful, as the guides arnt helping as they miss critical points. So, who wants to help?

    What I need is - POP3 access, multiple domains, multiple users.

    Cheers,
    NS
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