Forwarding mail to another server

Pat Maddox pergesu at
Fri Aug 26 16:48:37 GMT 2005

Hey guys, thanks for all the advice so far.  I initially went with
ssmtp, that seemed to be working alright, but some of my emails are
getting...lost.  They probably bounce, but because I don't have an
SMTP server running on my machine, I'm not getting those bounces.

I wanted to try Daniel's method, using SMART_HOST.  So I removed the
ssmtp port and, made the changes back to /etc/mail/mailer.conf, and
followed his instructions.  None of the messages go through, they
always end up on my local machine with the message "Failed to route
address."  Any ideas on what to do?

On 8/26/05, Joe Auty <joe at> wrote:
> You can setup an MTA like Postfix to respond to an alternate port in
> addition to port 25. So, for me, I send mail on port 2525 to my SMTP
> server which requires authentication over SSL.
> If this sort of setup is not feasible for you, would a .forward file
> in your home directory do what you want?
> On Aug 26, 2005, at 6:08 AM, Pat Maddox wrote:
> > My ISP (Bresnan) blocks outgoing traffic on port 25.  I'd like to make
> > it so that the mail program automatically forwards requests to my
> > ISP's mail server, instead of trying to directly send mail to the
> > appropriate server.
> >
> > For example, if I did
> > mail pergesu at
> >
> > And sent a message, my machine would send that to and
> > have them pass it on.  Is it possible to do that?  If so, how?
> >
> > Thanks, Pat
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