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Can I receive the HP-UX system mail by PC client such as outlook express?

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MA Qiang
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Can I receive the HP-UX system mail by PC client such as outlook express?

How to set the sendmail system?
Whether I need install pop3 or imap software?


Thanks.
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Thayanidhi
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Re: Can I receive the HP-UX system mail by PC client such as outlook express?

You can achive this by installing Qpopper on hp-ux.
This is distributed in Internet express CD or available in web for download.
Note, that this is freeware, no support from HP is expected!

Regds
TT
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Rick Garland
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Re: Can I receive the HP-UX system mail by PC client such as outlook express?

Are you looking for the HPUX system messages in your OutLook mailbox?

If so, in the /etc/mail/sendmail.cf is a directive that will relay mail to the mail server. Look for DS. Set this to the mail server name, i.e., "DSyourmailserver.com". For this example I will say you are using an Exchange server. Once this modification has been completed stop/start the sendmail daemon so the configuration is reread.

In the sendmail aliases file I alias root to my outlook email acct. In this way I receive all root mails as generated by the HPUX system. The mails are relayed to the Exchange mail server then the Exchange server does the routing to my mailbox. The root is aliased to my Outlook email acct.

When you modify the aliases file do issue the 'sendmail -bi' or 'newaliases' command to update the sendmail aliases database.

I leave the sendmail daemon off because Ido not want the HPUX system to receive mail. Thesendmail daemon does not need to be running to send mail.

Do cycle the sendmail daemon after modification. Example, if the sendmail daemon is turned off, modify sendmail.cf, start the sendmail daemon, modify the aliases, do the 'sendmail-bi', stop the sendmail daemon.

Do check the /etc/rc.config.d/sendmail file and set to how you want.
Basheer_2
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Re: Can I receive the HP-UX system mail by PC client such as outlook express?

Hi Qiang

1)
ps -ef |grep sendmail
root 1352 1 0 Jun 18 ? 14:17 sendmail: accepting connections on port 25

This means you already have sendmail program running on your system

2) configure sendmail.cf (/etc/mail)
most common entry is
# my official domain name
# ... define this only if sendmail cannot automatically determine your domain

Dj$w.yourdomain.COM
DSgemail.yourdoamin.com

(replace yourdomain here)

3) test mail
mailx -s "This is a test " qiang@qiang.com < /etc/mail/sendmail.cf