Re: send e-mail without use sendmail
John Summerfield <debian <at> herakles.homelinux.org>
2007-11-01 00:17:44 GMT
Les Mikesell wrote:
> Dario Lesca wrote:
>> I'm looking for a line command utility (MTA) which send an email direct
>> to a SMTP external server.
>> if I use: "echo bye|mutt -s bye user <at> dom.it"
>> the message is send to local sendmail, then sendmail send it to mx
>> record dom.it, but dom.it refuse me for security and anti-spam reason.
>> I'm looking for a command which send my message direct to my provider,
>> like evolution or Thunderbird do.
> You don't need to stop using sendmail for that, just configure it to do
> what you want. Edit /etc/mail/sendmail.mc where it says:
> dnl # Uncomment and edit the following line if your outgoing mail needs to
> dnl # be sent out through an external mail server:
> dnl #
> dnl define(`SMART_HOST', `smtp.your.provider')dnl
This is the "correct" way to do it.
In a later email, Les, you recommend masquerading. This will probably
work for Dario, but it has the disadvantage that it only works if
there's a one-one mapping: if debian <at> here is the same as
debian <at> westnet.com.au, my Internat Access Provider.
In my case that's not so, and if debian <at> westnet.com.au does exist, then
it's certainly not me.