Bug 8051 - Sendmail documentation suggestion
Sendmail documentation suggestion
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: imap (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Documentation
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Reported: 1999-12-29 13:44 EST by Ron Baakkonen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 11:10:01 EST
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Description Ron Baakkonen 1999-12-29 13:44:39 EST
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.
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-05 00:04:59 EST
assigned to ed for club docs follow up
Comment 2 Ed Bailey 2000-02-09 11:31:59 EST
Moving it to docs group
Comment 3 Sandra Moore 2000-02-09 12:10:59 EST
There is a sendmail HOWTO
that says:

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 network for your
local network and you have a machine called sally at and ralph at, and bob at 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
knowledge base?

If not, can you be more specific please?

Comment 4 Sandra Moore 2000-02-14 11:10:59 EST
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.

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