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常有慈悲心
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how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

any prompt will be great appreciated.
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Patrick Wallek
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Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

Sendmail really has nothing to do with being able to retrieve mail via Outlook. Sendmail will send and receive mail in the box, but NOT act as a POP3 or IMAP server. You need something else for that.

A program I use is QPopper. It is good and it is free.

http://www.eudora.com/products/unsupported/qpopper/index.html

Rajeev Shukla
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Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

Other thing i have done is, if your sendmail is running on Unix then create a unix user for the account which will receive a mail so the mail goes to /var/mail and then you can configure your outlook to fetch mails
Hoang Chi Cong_1
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Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

Hi China Demo

To configure sendmail, you can refer to this documentaion...I think it is quite complete description about mail: how to configure...
Refer to chapter 4: Installing and Administering sendmail.

Here is a thread that had the same question:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=95458

What about DNS? If you use DNS it is more complex to configure sendmail.
Of course you can accept mail on your PC :)

Hope this helps and goodluck to you
Regard,
HoangChiCong
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常有慈悲心
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Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

thanks everyone.
i will try .
常有慈悲心
Regular Advisor

Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

QPopper make error,
please help
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Gary Cooper_1
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Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

Hi China,

I set this up a while ago so that my Unix mail was redirected to my Exchange server and hence picked up by users using Outlook.

The key things are to make sure you set up /etc/mail/aliases (do a Man aliases).

Then just execute the newaliases command.

Regards,

Gary
Hoang Chi Cong_1
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Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

Hallo

Because you do not show us the detail of the error. Should post the errors from make to get better help.
For Qpopper, you can find the FAQ and the manul from this site:
http://www.eudora.com/products/unsupported/qpopper/documentation.html
And here is thread, take a look:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=470708

What about the version of Qpopper in your system?

Regard,
HoangChiCong
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Gerhard Roets
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Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

Hi China

You can not pickup mail for users with UID below 100. Hence you can not pickup mail for root.

Hence you need to forward the mail to users above that number. For this you can use a .forward file.

PS! Do not give the .forward file to many permission to be edited by other users permissions.

HTH
Gerhard
常有慈悲心
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Re: how can i configure sendmail ,so i can accept mail on my pc's outlook?

thanks ,everyone.
i have used qpopper to receive mail from my pc's outlook.


.
but i can only accept one host's mail,
how can i configure sendmail to send mail
to other host 's user?