Chapter 24 Electronic Mail

Table of Contents
24.1 Synopsis
24.2 Using Electronic Mail
24.3 sendmail Configuration
24.4 Changing Your Mail Transfer Agent
24.5 Troubleshooting
24.6 Advanced Topics
24.7 SMTP with UUCP
24.8 Setting Up to Send Only
24.9 Using Mail with a Dialup Connection
24.10 SMTP Authentication
24.11 Mail User Agents
24.12 Using fetchmail
24.13 Using procmail
Original work by Bill Lloyd. Rewritten by Jim Mock.

24.1 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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