Hey there...I saw your post on remote SMTP stuff, and wanted to let you know about a
* the best POPbeforeSMTP utility I've found is called poprelayd:
...however, Outlook/Outlook Express both attempt to send mail *first* and retrieve mail
*second*. Therefore, if your mail server users, for example, compose mail 'offline' and
then attempt to connect to the mail server, it will fail as their mail client is trying to
send mail *before* retrieving mail, while poprelayd works by snarfing IP addresses
authenticated POP/IMAP requests and adding those IP addresses to a separate "alright
to relay" database (/etc/mail/popip.db).
* there is an excellent unofficial HOWTO on SMTP_auth in the comp.mail.sendmail
archives (you probaly can't click through to it, but will have to trvaerse there from
* if you add the following line to /etc/mail/access:
and then rebuild the access.db by running
makemap hash /etc/mail/access < /etc/mail/access
you should be able to send mail through your mail server (instead of using relay-domains).