Chapter 28 Electronic Mail

Table of Contents
28.1 Synopsis
28.2 Using Electronic Mail
28.3 sendmail Configuration
28.4 Changing Your Mail Transfer Agent
28.5 Troubleshooting
28.6 Advanced Topics
28.7 SMTP with UUCP
28.8 Setting Up to Send Only
28.9 Using Mail with a Dialup Connection
28.10 SMTP Authentication
28.11 Mail User Agents
28.12 Using fetchmail
28.13 Using procmail
Original work by Bill Lloyd. Rewritten by Jim Mock.

28.1 Synopsis

“Electronic Mail”, better known as email, is one of the most widely used forms of communication today. This chapter provides a basic introduction to running a mail server on FreeBSD, as well as an introduction to sending and receiving email using FreeBSD; however, it is not a complete reference and in fact many important considerations are omitted. For more complete coverage of the subject, the reader is referred to the many excellent books listed in Appendix B.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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