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Ok, so I have got Mac OS X which is UNIX based software I think. Well, I open up the terminal window and it looks just like a unix shell where I can view my whole hard drive. I use it to telnet into my shell account with my ISP.
Without telneting into another account, How do I set up the smtp server to send mail using mail. And can I receive mail using my ISP's pop mail account without telneting into my account?

Thanks for listening to my novice questions.


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If you have qmail or sendmail (or some other MTA) installed, you will be able to send mail from your machine. Note that sendmail does not have to be running as a daemon for you to be able to send outbound mail. To receive POP mail install one of the many pop programs such as getpop3, poptart, etc. Search on http://www.freshmeat.net to find some suitable programs.
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Thank you for answering my post. I do have send mail at /usr/sbin/sendmail but do I have to configure it to send mail with my smtp server's name?

When I use the mail program which is there and works when I try and send it this is what comes up after the prompt.


/etc/mail/sendmail.cf: line 81: fileclass: cannot open
/etc/mail/local-host-names: Group writable directory


Thanx,
Lara
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sendmail want / to be group/world unwriteable.

chmod go-w / /etc /etc/mail

offcourse you need to be root to do it.

 

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