Using Fetchmail to route email with MX?

Ugo Bellavance ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM
Wed Oct 22 15:12:08 IST 2003

> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Steve Hickel [mailto:smhickel at CHARTERMI.NET]
> Envoyé : Wednesday, October 22, 2003 8:46 AM
> Objet : Using Fetchmail to route email with MX?
> My ISDN line broke (probably interface card) and now I have 
> tons of emails lining up at ISP. Can I just use fetchmail to 
> grab mail via pop3 into my linux box where the domain doesn't 
> exist (on exchange box) and is the preference 20 (exchange is 
> pref. 10). Will the Linux just send these emails to the mx 10 
> preference exchange box or will this not work or how?
> Thanks,
> Steve
Fetchmail has an option to send retreived messages to a designated smtp server (exchange).  You can also build on your linux machine an alias list and a dns zone only for this machine , saying your exchange is the MX for these messages.  The first option is better, but since I wasn't aware of it when our ISP decided to block port 25, I chose the 2nd one.  I only have 10 users or so...


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