mail server blues

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Apr 7 00:54:40 UTC 2007

On 2007-04-06 20:31, Jay Gordon <jgordon at> wrote:
>Brian Hartley wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have been going nuts trying to get a remote POP/SMTP mail server to
>> work on 6.2-RELEASE.  My mx and cnames are hosted at dyndns. I have
>> tried exim, postfix and sendmail along with courier imap as the pop.
>> Is there any good docs that can get me going?
>> I appreciate any help
> go with qmail... it "rocks"
> it's a damn good mta.

I don't think qmail is a "silver bullet" that can solve anyone's
problems, even it it rocked.  What the original poster needs is someone
with enough ``MTA-foo'' to design a mail system which can satisfy his
needs of an email & pop server.


are you the one who should install the POP/SMTP mail server?  FreeBSD
6.2-RELEASE along with any one of the MTAs mentioned above (Sendmail,
Postfix, Exim or qmail, coupled with an IMAP/POP) can work pretty well
as an SMTP gateway and IMAP or POP server.

There's no single, One True Reference(TM) which can help you along the
steps of installing an arbitrary combination of the software you are
planning to install, mostly because there are so many combinations it's
literally impossible to describe all of them in one document.

But if you have already tried *some* combination, as you said, and you
have problems making it work, you can always start by describing to the
list what you are trying to do, what steps you took to make it happen,
and what went wrong.  Then we can work through the details of your
particular setup, until what is broken is fixed.

- Giorgos

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