[CS-FSLUG] Server masquerading as client

Tim Young Tim.Young at LightSys.org
Wed Apr 8 10:00:40 CDT 2009

I believe you want to set up the AT&T server as a "Smart Host". The 
Smart Host is an email server that knows how to deliver emails. So 
basically, your email server would forward on the email to their server 
as if your server was a client. The difficulty is if their server needs 
authentication before it can send, etc. I have not worked with those 
features so I do not know if they exist.

- Tim

Ed Hurst wrote:
> Pardon my ignorance.
> Is there a means by which an internal mail server on a Linux box can
> masquerade itself as a mail client? Most mail service will bounce a
> relay, but will cooperate all day long with standard mail clients.
> I realize this might open a Pandora's box of evil, but I'm not
> interested in dirty work. I have several accounts on several different
> services, and there seems no way to run them all from a single console
> client. I understand there are ways to setup, say Postfix, with multiple
> relay hosts, but most of my services block relays from a private
> machine. Of course, we all know that's a spam reduction measure, and I
> fully accept that. Is there a mail server I can run which will talk to
> the distant mail host in such a way as to prevent looking like a mail
> server, and appear as a client?

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