Chapter 29 Electronic Mail

Table of Contents
29.1 Synopsis
29.2 Using Electronic Mail
29.3 sendmail Configuration
29.4 Changing Your Mail Transfer Agent
29.5 Troubleshooting
29.6 Advanced Topics
29.7 SMTP with UUCP
29.8 Setting Up to Send Only
29.9 Using Mail with a Dialup Connection
29.10 SMTP Authentication
29.11 Mail User Agents
29.12 Using fetchmail
29.13 Using procmail
Original work by Bill Lloyd. Rewritten by Jim Mock.

29.1 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: