mail-reader & M$ exchange

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Tue Jan 25 01:21:00 PST 2005

v.demartino2 at wrote:
> Context
> Server postgresql on Pentium 3 with FreeBSD 5.3; the server is connected
> to a big win 2k LAN on which there's also an exchange 2003 server.
> I administer the pgsql server from my office winXP box (compulsory use,
> I must saddenly admit) via a PUTTY window. Outlook is the official mail
> reader.
> 1) I want to read the mail on the server in /var/mail to root and to the
> users. What console email reader should I compile (to be used under a PUTTY
> window, I mean)?

Take a look at pine or mutt

> 2) Is there any chance to have the same mail sent to my official email address
> in the exchange server so that I can read it from outlook? How

Edit /etc/aliases (you may need to run newaliases after) to forward your 
mail to the exchange server.

I don't remember how strict Sendmail is configured if you are using that 
(I prefer Postfix) - on OpenBSD default sendmail will only send mail to 
localhost. So, you may need to change the config - don't ask me how :-)

Cheers, Erik

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