Changing from POP3 server to IMAP server
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Tue Sep 30 10:18:59 PDT 2003
--On Tuesday, September 30, 2003 10:03:33 AM -0700 Chris Pressey
<cpressey at catseye.mine.nu> wrote:
>> Since qmail has a sendmail wrapper to begin with, as noted above, and
>> it is put in as a replacement (marking the original to sendmail.old),
>> in/usr/lib/sendmail, and /usr/sbin/sendmail why would you need the
>> above in mailer.conf?
> You don't strictly need it, of course, but I find that FreeBSD's MTA
> wrapper is easier to use - it wasn't written just for qmail, and it
> doesn't involve directly messing with the sendmail executable.
>> > This makes setting up non-sendmail mailers quite a bit easier. IIRC
>> > the PORT_NOTES file in the qmail port has more information about
>> > this.
>> Any non-sendmail mailer, I am assuming you mean those which require
>> the input of an actual SMTP source, can of course be set for SMTP as
>> localhost, 127.0.0.1, or the actual LAN IP address.
> Er - you mean running two different MTA's on different interfaces on the
> same machine? Sure, I guess you could do that, if you wanted...
Actually, I was referring to running a MUA that does not use the Sendmail
switch automatically, as Mutt would use, but something like KMail, or
whatever, which requires one to put in the SMTP address (IIRC).
> I'm just referring to how FreeBSD's MTA wrapper lets you switch between
> sendmail, qmail, and any other sendmail-compatible MTA (say, Postfix)
> without too much effort.
Okay, I am now seeing a better appreciation of how this FBSD MTA wrapper
works, allowing one to switch MTAs almost on the fly... cool <g>
Thanks for your input..
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