[lug] Getting mail out of the Qwest/MSN mire
David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Thu Jul 6 21:12:44 MDT 2006
John Bray wrote:
> Qwest don't sent you a helpful bit of paper, they send you a Windows CD.
> That craps all over your settings while it sets things up, so I'm reluctant
> to get it out again. There is no documentation on the Qwest site about this
Well, it may be MSN docs you need to look at if that's the email address
you got. Since you have an account you may be able to find something on
their support site.
Worst case you can let the CD configure things for you and then look at
the settings. If you can't figure it out ask back and I'm sure we can help.
If you're really set on using your friend's server read the docs for it.
Both Exim and Postfix should have fairly easy directions, or else
Google knows. If your friend's computer uses sendmail just don't
bother--you'll never get it and you'll probably break everything it's
doing now in the process. (No, I'm just kidding. You can probably find
the docs for sendmail the same as the others, it'll just be more arcane.)
> On 06/07/06, David L. Anselmi <anselmi at anselmi.us> wrote:
>> John Bray wrote:
>> > (I assume that MSN don't have a mailserver that is compatible with
>> > Linux, of course)
>> Sure they do. When they tell you how to set up your account, they tell
>> you what mail server to use for outgoing mail. Use that for your relay
>> host, so that all your outgoing mail goes to it.
>> You'll have to understand how to authenticate to their server and set
>> your server up accordingly but it should be supported.
>> For me it was cheaper to get a static IP than to get an account with
>> email. But a static IP wil avoid the delivery problems you're having
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