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By jim.reed ·
I have a Linux 9.X web server and have set up email on it. I can use the server console to receive and send email. However, I am unable to access the email from remote locations. I use Outlook Express and have all the settings correct. Each time I attempt to connect to the web server email Outlook Express responds that it cannot find the Server. Also I can upload and download documents using "SSH". Any suggestions. Help! Thanks in advance.

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by briandesu In reply to Email Access

If you only ran the rpm, used the "service" wrapper, and possibly checkconfig, then you will only be able to access mail locally.

With most *nix variants, you have to explicitly enable mail relay.

For Postfix, you have to add the ip address range of your NIC to the inet_interfaces directive in /etc/postfix/main.cf.

For Sendmail, you have to remove a dnl entry from the sendmail configuration file. The name of the file escapes me at this time, but a google search for "enable relay sendmail" should help.

To prevent SPAM, you should limit your mail relay. Either google or RTFM on that one.

HTH,

Brian

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