[CS-FSLUG] Server masquerading as client

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Wed Apr 8 21:29:38 CDT 2009

On Wednesday 08 April 2009 10:53:51 Ed Hurst wrote:
> Josiah Ritchie wrote:
> > I wonder if what you want is fetchmail.
> [snip]
> >> 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.
> No, that's not where the problems lie. It's getting the mail from my
> machine out through the multiple remote mail servers. I've never had a
> POP server balk at cooperating with Fetchmail, but just about all the
> mail services by default refuse to talk to SMTP services running on a
> home Linux machine. The idea is to get AT&T, for example, to treat my
> internal SMTP server as a client. Can I change the way my system mail
> server talks to AT&T, or is there a standard mail mover which allows for
> this?

I am running a mail server and I use sendmail to send mail to postfix, which in  
turn sends it out through my AT&T account, is this what you are sortof looking 
for? It also sends local mail automatically if the To: field matches any 
hostnames in /etc/hosts.

David M.

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