While I got the default sendmail implementation to work out of the box, I
was unable to point my favorite e-mail client at it until I installed the
imap package. The error messages were not useful, and I had to search a
newsgroup (2 hours of work) to figure out what was wrong.
I would like to suggest that either the imap package be installed by
default, or an entry be added to the RH6.1 knowledge base explaining the
significance of imap and what it is used for.
assigned to ed for club docs follow up
Moving it to docs group
There is a sendmail HOWTO
4.1.7 The Networked Home User Environment
There aren't many changes required between the stand alone and the networked
user. Some key elements would be the /etc/mail/access file
where you will have to explicitly allow your local subnet access to your MTA as
a relay. You will also need to ensure that you have the IMAP
RPM installed. If we presume that you're using the 192.168.1.0 network for your
local network and you have a machine called sally at
192.168.1.10 and ralph at 192.168.1.12, and bob at 192.168.1.14. Here's a brief
HOWTO on both the access file and the IMAP RPM elements:
Is this the type of information you are asking to be included in the docs or
If not, can you be more specific please?
Docs have been added for next release about IMAP - the need to install the IMAP
packages if your ISP uses IMAP servers rather than SMTP servers. Marking as
errata since it is a doc add-on.