RFC: E-mail documentation (was: Re: Article about mail setup for FreeBSD workstations)
zettel at acm.org
Mon Oct 18 17:10:19 UTC 2004
On Monday 18 October 2004 12:51 pm, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
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> On 2004-10-03 22:27, Simon Barner <barner at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Approximately one year ago, I wrote an article about how to setup email
> > properly on a FreeBSD machine without a proper DNS name [...]
> > My work is available here (HTML and DocBook version):
> > http://home.leo.org/~barner/freebsd/articles/mailsetup/
> Interesting article. I have threatened that some day I will rewrite the
> e-mail chapter of the Handbook to include as much information as possible,
> including (but not limited to) the following:
> - Alternative MTAs (Postfix, Exim, qmail, etc.).
> - SASL support.
> - Hosting of many virtual domains.
> but, unfortunately, I got myself a job and quickly saw my free time
> diminishingly approach zero hours per day. I am still interested in what
> people would like better though:
> a. a huge email chapter in the Handbook,
> b. a separate book describing internet mail support on FreeBSD, or
> c. a collection of many small articles, each one describing a
> particular e-mail setup.
> This article of yours would fit nicely either as part of the first two or
> as an addition to (c). So, which of (a), (b) or (c) would people prefer?
> It seems I might have relatively frequent periods of spare time from now
In my opinion, the documentation could usefully take better advantage of
the capabilities of hypertext. To that end, a) Should have a general
description section and a bunch of hyperlinks to c) as appropriate.
> - - Giorgos
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