>It sounds like you're trying to use qmail on a dialup only box.
>That's not a good idea; qmail expects to be more or less continually
>connected to the net, and particularly expects to be able to do DNS
>lookups. Those "CNAME lookup failed" entries in the logs are what
>happens when it can't talk to the DNS.
>>Mind you there /is/ a way to do it - but it involves using a
>package called serialmail. If my memory serves me correctly there's
>a Linux HOWTO on using qmail on a dialup box, which you should read.
i asked a guy to send a email to the list for me cos i dont get online that
often at the moment,but i didnt hear back from him so i'll send this myself.
i found and read the howto you are talking about,i get the impretion you've
never used serialmail so if anyone else has can they _please_ get back to
i made a maildir called pppdir in /var/qmail/alias/ owned by root.
put :alias-ppp into controll/virtualdomains
and ./pppdir/ into ~alias/.qmail-ppp-default
make a script with
maildir2smtp ~alias/pppdir alias-ppp- 184.108.40.206 `hostname` in it.
local emails work but i need to know how to make alias's for each user and
get the email to go to that user's home.that last script only works as root
because "maildirserial: fatal: unable to chdir to /var/qmail/alias/pppdir:
and fetchmail dosent work,how do i change where fetchmail sends the email
to? i usually use "fetchmail -d 60 -u kanall mail1.tinet.ie"
thanks in advance for any help :)
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