What the simplest way to do outgoing smtp?

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Tue Jun 3 14:42:07 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 08:46:51PM +0100, philip payne wrote:
> Hi,
> This is a pretty basic question so I don't mind if the answer is an RTFM
> style link. ;-)
> I recently obtained some 3rd party POP3 mailboxes unrelated to my current
> ISP for email to a new domain... unfortunately my ISP's smtp server doesn't
> let me send any email addressed as anything other than it's own users, fair
> enough.
> I use FreeBSD as a network gateway and IPFW device but I'm a bit of an SMTP
> novice really.
> How and what can I configure to act as a sending SMTP server simply on
> FreeBSD?

The default FreeBSD installation alreay has sendmail running, and
that's usually enough to handle outgoing mail. This means you can just
configure your mail-client to use "localhost" as your SMTP server;
problems may arise if the receiving SMTP servers have recipient checks
on incoming IP-address (eg: the FreeBSD lists' SMTP servers).

Give it a go and see what happens.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
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