swinston at trinity.edu
Wed Aug 14 01:17:23 CDT 2002
Sendmail == MTA == SMTP == program that SENDS mail not one that administers
receipt of it (i.e. connect it to a mail client and try reading mail from
POP == Post Office Protocol == a method of supplementing your MTA with a
protocol for reading mail.
I know that's splitting the hairs pretty thin, especially sence on a one host
system you can use sendmail and get away with it sorting into your personal
folder and can even connect with a mail client (ie.. pine). However if
you're running a network, try connecting to that folder with a mail client.
The advantage of POP or IMAP (better than POP), is that it provides an easy
method of checking, receiving and maintaining your email. For an example of
what I'm talking about try the following:
To test out what Sendmail or any SMTP looks like:
telnet <SMTP HOST> 25
Now check out a POP server:
telnet <POP HOST> 110
If you need a list of simple commands to help understand all this lemme know
and I'll pull out a book... Hope that answers your question...
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