Chapter 22 Electronic Mail

Table of Contents
22.1 Synopsis
22.2 Using Electronic Mail
22.3 sendmail Configuration
22.4 Changing Your Mail Transfer Agent
22.5 Troubleshooting
22.6 Advanced Topics
22.7 SMTP with UUCP
22.8 Setting Up to Send Only
22.9 Using Mail with a Dialup Connection
22.10 SMTP Authentication
22.11 Mail User Agents
22.12 Using fetchmail
22.13 Using procmail
Original work by Bill Lloyd. Rewritten by Jim Mock.

22.1 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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