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Red Hat Linux System Administration Handbook by Mark F. Komarinski, Cary Collett

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Chapter 9. Email

Sendmail, mailing lists, email clients, and POP/IMAP (remote connections)

This chapter shows you how to set up sendmail, set up simple mailing lists for customers, clients, or groups of people, review some of the email clients available, and set up remote connections using the POP (Post Office Protocol) and IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) mail standards.

Email (electronic mail) was one of the first methods for communicating over what is now the Internet. Email allowed short messages to route across various machines. In the early days (1987), you often had to manually specify all the machines (or hops) an email message would have to route through to get to the end host. With TCP/IP as the communication method, things are ...

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