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By richardson ·
I'm a total newbie on Linux... If I set up Linux as a mail server on my network using sendmail could I use Microsoft Outlook 2000 as my client to retreive and send mail with the Linux Server?

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by Hasse MCSE/Brainbench In reply to Linux Mail Delivery

Hi!

Yes, tell outlook to use a pop3 server and point it to your mail server, mymail.company.com for example.

You'll also need a valid login/password on the linux server.

/Hasse

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by ddiall In reply to Linux Mail Delivery

In addition to the above answer, do not forget to activate the POP3 daemon. In the file /etc/inetd.conf uncomment (remove the '#' character at the begining) a line that looks like this:

#pop-3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd ipop3d

Save your changes and reboot (or send HUP to the inetd process).

Usually you will have 'sendmail' or another mailer already active, but my need to configure it or not... Maybe not, try as it is.

Now set the apropriate options in Outlookand test it.

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by anp04 In reply to Linux Mail Delivery

Yes. I am using the same combination.

You need to install the IMAP RPM on RH6.2 in addition to Sendmail.

You can find the details on the url:
http://www.pcquest.com/linux

do Ctrl-f and find mail

Best of luck

Amal

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