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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Chapter 5

Managing Mail and News Servers

In This Chapter

arrow Installing and using sendmail

arrow Testing mail delivery manually

arrow Configuring sendmail

arrow Installing the InterNetNews (INN) server

arrow Configuring and starting INN

arrow Setting up local newsgroups

Electronic mail (e-mail) is one of the popular services available on Internet hosts. E-mail software comes in two parts: a mail transport agent (MTA), which physically sends and receives mail messages, and a mail user agent (MUA), which reads messages and prepares new messages. This chapter describes the e-mail service and shows you how to configure the sendmail server on a Linux PC.

Internet newsgroups provide another convenient way, besides e-mail, to discuss various topics and share your knowledge with others. Linux comes with the software you need to read newsgroups and set up your own system as a news server. This chapter also describes how to ...

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