[commercial] sendmail setup request

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Mon Jul 9 06:52:04 UTC 2018

On Mon, 09 Jul 2018 06:32:50 +0000, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
> On 2018-07-09 05:40 AM, Olivier wrote:
> > Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh at kathe.in> writes:
> > 
> >> my goals are very basic and hence quite simple.
> >> i should be able to log into the freebsd instance as my username
> >> which would be the same as my email address (mayuresh at kathe.in)
> >> and use mailx to go through my emails.
> >> i don't need imap nor webmail.
> >> i know it must be a simple sendmail setup, but frankly, i'm not
> >> capable enough to understand the in-and-out of sendmail to be
> >> able to configure it to my requirement.
> > 
> > If your needs are really limited to what you describe, you may consider
> > using fetchmail to get the mail from your current mail server (at your
> > registrar). Fetchmail should dump your mail on your FreeBSD system and
> > you will be able to use mailx. That way, you avoid all the problems of
> > setting up a machine intended to receive mail.
> > 
> > The configuration to send mail from your FreeBSD/mailx machine should 
> > be
> > quite simple (just a few lines to tell sendmail to push your outgoing
> > mail to the mail server at your registrar).
> > 
> > If you really inted to set-up your onw complete mail system, goodluck,
> > because it is a lot of work to do :)
> my needs are indeed limited to what i have described, on reading it, you
> would notice that i do not wish to have my mails be stored locally.
> i want to have the mails on a server instance so that i can access them
> from a machine other than mine via ssh.

That doesn't imply you have to run your own mail _server_.
You can construct a toolset to remotely manipulate the
messages stored at your registrar / provider and put that
on a virtual server (or a server of your own) to connect
to. See my previous message for which tools can be used.

> i know that setting up a complete mail system would be a lot of work, 
> and
> that's why i have tagged my emails with the "commercial" tag as well as
> mentioned in my first mail in this thread that i wouldn't mind paying
> the fees required by someone who can build me that sendmail 
> configuration.

You probably don't need a mail server.

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