> - I want qmail to deliver mail direct, (not via our ISP)
You might want to reconsider this one. Delivery of an SMTP message to a
remote server can take anything from three seconds to two weeks, and
general wisdom says that this job should be carried out by a permanently
connected SMTP server. Because so many things can go temporarily wrong
in delivery, it is definitely faster and more reliable.
Also, since direct-from-dialup is a handy way of avoiding an ISP's spam
traps, spammers use it all the time. A decently sized number of mail
servers now refuse to accept messages that come straight from a known
dialup addresses, since there is no really good reason for a customer
not to use the ISP's mail server...
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