[lug] Getting mail out of the Qwest/MSN mire
John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Thu Jul 6 09:42:57 MDT 2006
John Bray wrote:
> So what I need is a mail server I can use as a relayhost. I have a
> friend with a suitable machine, but how do I configure his machine to
> accept me? I would use the mynetworks option, but that is controlled by
> IP address range, not hostname.
> How else can I do it, without burdening him too much?
Use SMTP AUTH. Once this feature is enabled and properly configured, a
shared secret is all that's needed. Use can use the PLAIN method if you
use TLS (or other VPN), otherwise go for something like DIGEST-MD5 or
CRAM-MD5. This can be done on any halfway decent MTA. Google for HOWTOs.
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