Take a look at my install-sendmail script which configures Sendmail very
easily. It also enables you to send local mail without connecting to the
My script won't dial up your ppp connection, but if you know about
crontab (man 5 crontab) it's fairly easy to set up.
Tell my script you want to "Queue remote mail" and then write a short
shell script to bring up the ppp connection and run "/usr/sbin/sendmail
-q" which delivers the mail.
You might want to run fetchmail too I guess (my script handles that too
but if you have lots of users you'll have sore hands!)
Do a search on freshmeat.net for install-sendmail and you'll find my
homepage or a mirror (xoom tends to be down a lot :(
Also, search freshmeat for "dhcp" - I found a very nice configurator
that set things up almost perfectly here.. Only had to do a small bit of
editing to get it working.
Jim Graham wrote:
>> Does anyone know if anyone produces a shareware preconfigured e-mail server
> running under linux.
>> Requirements are for machine to dial the internet every hour, collect mail
> from a POP account and then distribute e-mail to the users in the school.
>> It is also to provide internal e-mail in that user1 at school.ie can send
> e-mail to user2 at school.ie>> Clients are POP3
>> A bonus would be to have a DHCP server.
>> e-smith's offering is not suitable as it doesn't allow internal machines to
> send e-mail to each other without connecting to the internet!
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