Re: Relay mail server for a dial-up sat connection
- On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 11:39:07AM +0200, Enrico g wrote:
> I've been charged to develop a relay mail server in a dial-up satYou have no previous knowledge about mail infrastructure? At least parts
> connection by my company.
of the mail looks this way.
> 1a) This server must connect to Internet every 3 hours and fetch andUse uucp.
> send mails for various users.
> 1b) Connection must be opened by the server at the start of the
> process and closed when all mails are received and sent.
> 2a) Users can access the received mail on the server through POPpostfix is no POP-server. dovecot and courier are good options.
> clients or webmail.
> 2b) Users can send mail through the server with SMTP clients or webmail.postfix can do that.
> pop3d (is that the right name?) to serve POP at clientsIt is old software. In new setup it is not often used.
> Have to find out how to manage virtual users (I saw a couple of toolshä?
> here and there), because I don't want 'mail user' = 'nix user'
> However there is the possibilities of a power loss, possibly resultingUse an UPS.
> in a "missing call" by cron.
> Anacron is supposed to help in these but can it manage every-3-hoursWhat problem are you trying to solve, which is not possible via a fixed
> jobs? Have to check...
3 hours shedule?
> In the case I will use postfix, how can I check out when it hasYou can't if you use SMTP.
> finished sending mail to Internet (to close dialup connection)?
> Both qmail and postfix have modules to serve mail boxes using POP3 soNone have that.
> no problems here
> Here comes a big question. I want a MTA that can receive mail fromÄh, beginners documentation? It is listed in the first part of the
> clients using SMTP and send those "big bag of mails" using server
> smtp.domain.net instead of take care to distribute every single mail.
> Can postfix do this? and how?
> So I have this strange question:I doubt that you are equal to the Wayneco Heavy Industries LLC, which is
> I'm user user@...
registrant for domain.net. Maybe you mean user@....
> Why this? Because as I said the mail provider we use requireThis SMTP services are often not usable as frontend of a full featured
> authentication, so my intention where to use one account to access
> SMTP server and from there leave the "big bag of mail" to the SMTP
> server of the mail provider, instead of opening different connection
> for every single user.
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