[plug] LANS and email and stuff
Jeremy at Malcolm.wattle.id.au
Sat Jan 15 10:54:55 WST 2000
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> Since I take it from your
> email address you have a static IP, get your ISP to set their MX
> with first preference to the IP of your machine (for whenever it's
> online) and the second preference to their mail server. Then set up
> fetchmail to use ETRN to initiate delivery of email stored on your
> server when you come online. If your ISP is using BSMTP then this
> work even better.
How does it work at the ISP's end? I've found the answer as it
applies to sendmail at
http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue36/tag/80.html, but I'm using smail.
I posted a message to comp.mail.smail some time ago but the guy who
responded suggested there is *no* special setup required for smail to
act as a secondary mail exchanger, except to stick its IP address in
as an MX record. I hope he is wrong, otherwise Joe Bozo can specify
my mail server as a secondary MX and I'll cache mail for him. I guess
would it be sufficient if I added the domain I wish to MX for to
"more_hostnames" in the smail config file?
JEREMY MALCOLM Jeremy at Malcolm.wattle.id.au http://malcolm.wattle.id.au
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