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I am now running Mandrake 9.0 And need to know what file to edit to allow email to come directly to me. Rather than logging in to the isp and ...
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    setting up email addresses


    I am now running Mandrake 9.0 And need to know what file to edit to allow email to come directly to me. Rather than logging in to the isp and getting it.

    I allready have my computer setup as a domain. I can send mail, but not recieve it..

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    For that, mails would have to be sent to the mail address that corresponds to your host, not the mail address of your ISP.
    You could also use fetchmail to get your mail from your ISP automatically.

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    You could of course ask your ISP to forward your mails, too.

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    No, thats not what i mean...

    I dont even want to use the isp's mail.

    lets say my server name is knighmare.com

    I am knightmare the user
    Mail needs to get to me at knighmare@knightmare.com
    I can send mail as knightmare@knightmare.com but i cannot recieve it.

    I had i setup once before but after after HD troubles, and in a fit of rage, i formatted the drive and said the heck with linux...

    But i couldn't stay away I just don't remember how to do it.

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    Well, what exactly is the problem in that case? For example, what happens when someone tries to send a mail to that address?
    And also, what MTA are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    Well, what exactly is the problem in that case? For example, what happens when someone tries to send a mail to that address?
    And also, what MTA are you using?
    What happens is, i never see it.

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    okay, first off, when he asks "what happens" he knows that you aren't getting the damned emails. Does the user that tries to send it get a MAILER-DAEMON message back that says no such user? Or does the user that tries to send it get a "no such domain" type error, or what? Also, does knightmare.com resolve to the IP address of the physical machine sitting in your house? If so, then set up DNS correctly to have your mailserver be the same IP address and configure sendmail to recieve mails for knightmare.com (echo "knightmare.com" >> /etc/mail/local-host-names)
    I respectfully decline the invitation to join your delusion.

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    hi!

    ask the people who sent email to you on what the error messages that they receive or you might as well test it by yourself via yahoo or hotmail account.

    just some few question?

    1. does this domain knightmare.com is registered in networksolution or any other domain reg?
    2. did you setup your sendmail.cf and sendmail.cw?


    regards...

    ~noelt.

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    Hey Wassy... Dont be a dick

    I have found another forum where there are actually bright individuals that actually know linux. Unlike here. Cya dickhead

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    Umm yeah. Right. Something like that... no, no wiat - in fact its nothing like that.
    majorwoo

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