In This Chapter
Installing and using sendmail
Testing mail delivery manually
Installing the InterNetNews (INN) server
Configuring and starting INN
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 ...