Configuring POSTFIX to use mutiple email accounts
gerard-seibert at rcn.com
Thu Jan 6 11:27:45 PST 2005
On Thursday, January 06, 2005 11:17:05 AM Paul Schmehl <pauls at utdallas.edu> wrote:
|>--On Thursday, January 06, 2005 06:57:15 AM -0500 Gerard Seibert
|><gerard-seibert at rcn.com> wrote:
|>> Therefore, if I have several email addresses that are through different
|>> ISP's, don't I have to configure POSTFIX fir each of them?
|>No. You're confusing *reading* mail with *sending* mail. All Postfix does
|>is send and receive mail. It has nothing to do with how you read your mail
|>and there's nothing to configure with regard to how your ISP handles mail.
|>What you do is configure Postfix so that it can send mail for you (and
|>receive if that's possible, but you'd need a domain name for that.) Then
|>you configure your email client (MUA) (Evolution, mutt, pine, mulberry,
|>whatever) to get mail for each account by entering in to the POP or IMAP
|>*incoming* server the name of the server that you fetch that mail from.
|>When you configure the SMTP *outgoing* server, you configure it to go to
|>Postfix (whatever you named it) and *it* will send the mail to whereever
|>you told it to.
|>If your ISP restricts port 25 so that you can't send mail directly, then
|>configure Postfix to send all mail to your ISP's mail server.
|>If you can provide *specific* information about each account (incoming and
|>outgoing servers, *not* your username and password) and your ISP's server
|>names as well as their policy about sending mail directly from your
|>machine, then we can probably give you specific advise regarding the
|>settings you need to have in Postfix.
|>Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
|>Adjunct Information Security Officer
|>The University of Texas at Dallas
|>AVIEN Founding Member
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Thursday, January 06, 2005 2:04:34 PM
My ISP does restrict port 25. So I guess what I really want to know is
how do I configure POSTFIX to work under that condition.
I do not know if this information is of any help to you, but these are
the settings I am using at present in my email program. They are
obviously for my ISP. I have a small home network, and am connect via a
cable modem. I do not have a static address. I refuse to pay an
additional $25 a month just for that.
smtp.rcn.com (126.96.36.199) Port 25
pop.rcn.com (188.8.131.52) Port 110
domain name rcn.com (184.108.40.206)
Primary DNS#1 ns1.dns.rcn.net (220.127.116.11)
Secondary DNS#1 ns2.dns.rcn.net (18.104.22.168)
Primary DNS#2 ns3.dns.rcn.net (22.214.171.124)
Secondary DNS#2 ns4.dns.rcn.net (126.96.36.199)
I hope that this is info is what you were referring to.
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