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I've got a PowerBook (G3 Pismo) that I use at home (via DSL) and at the office (LAN). I wish to send mail from both locations, using OS X Mail.app (I'm open to suggestions for alternative mail readers, but it's got to use IMAP because the office requires it, and I won't use Eudora. We can talk about that in another thread, if you like.) So far, my options look like this: 1. configure to use the office mail relay at work and my ISP's relay at home. 2. enable sendmail 3. go to terminal/web mail program 4. ? Option ...

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    Default portable mail questions

    I've got a PowerBook (G3 Pismo) that I use at home (via DSL) and at the
    office (LAN). I wish to send mail from both locations, using OS X
    Mail.app (I'm open to suggestions for alternative mail readers, but it's
    got to use IMAP because the office requires it, and I won't use Eudora.
    We can talk about that in another thread, if you like.)

    So far, my options look like this:
    1. configure to use the office mail relay at work and my ISP's relay at
    home.
    2. enable sendmail
    3. go to terminal/web mail program
    4. ?

    Option 1 is problematic because I can't send mail to certain lists, or
    even to certain individuals, as a result of the different e-mail
    address. It's also complex and requires lots of switching around when I
    move.

    Option 2 seems good, but I keep running into problems; eventually the
    mail program can no longer connect to 'localhost' (my machine). The
    doentation for sendmail tells me that I need a "fully qualified
    name" (e.g. bogus.machine.indiana.edu) and not only do I not know the
    name for my machine, it seems that it would switch depending on where I
    am. Does anyone have any insight on this? I've looked through multiple
    readme files and the sendmail doentation (the full docs from
    sendmail.org), without getting completely clear on what I need here.
    e.g. do I need to enter two qualified names-one for work and one for
    home- and let the computer sort out where I am? Would I have to buy a
    domain and use that (or would it make things easier?)?

    I'm reluctant to go back to terminal mail (though I used Elm happily for
    many years), mostly because I never really settled into Pine, and it
    makes it difficult to handle multiple accounts and mail folders. I don't
    have access to web interfaces for all of my accounts (though that could
    be arranged), so a web reader is not preferred.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    later.

    --
    johajohn AT indianahoosiers DOT edu

    Remove the non place-name reply. Indiana is a place-name.
    John Johnson Guest

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    Default Re: portable mail questions

    In article <dturley-4F72BF.16552928082003news2.news.adelphia.net>,
    David Turley <dturleypobox_NOT_.com> wrote:
    > In article <see-.sig-E91BB8.10362528082003newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>,
    > John Johnson <see-.sigbottom.invalid> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > So far, my options look like this:
    > > 1. configure to use the office mail relay at work and my ISP's relay at
    > > home.
    > > 2. enable sendmail
    > > 3. go to terminal/web mail program
    > > 4. ?
    > >
    >
    > 4. Use ssh to set up port forwarding to your ISPs smtp server. Then set
    > up Mail.app to send mail to localhost:22225 (or whatever port you use.)
    > Then you can send mail no matter where your Internet access comes from.
    Thanks for the suggestion. Is there anyplace with doentation on this
    process? I'm usually competent, but my knowledge of command-line stuff
    is a bit spotty.

    later.

    --
    johajohn AT indianahoosiers DOT edu

    Remove the non place-name reply. Indiana is a place-name.
    John Johnson Guest

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    Default Re: portable mail questions

    In article <see-.sig-77041E.18583128082003newssvr28.news.prodigy.com>,
    John Johnson <see-.sigbottom.invalid> wrote:

    > > 4. Use ssh to set up port forwarding to your ISPs smtp server. Then set
    > > up Mail.app to send mail to localhost:22225 (or whatever port you use.)
    > > Then you can send mail no matter where your Internet access comes from.
    >
    > Thanks for the suggestion. Is there anyplace with doentation on this
    > process? I'm usually competent, but my knowledge of command-line stuff
    > is a bit spotty.
    >

    [url]http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2002/03/19/secure_mail.html[/url]
    [url]http://www.osxfaq.com/man/1/slogin.ws[/url]

    The basic command is:
    ssh -L 22225:smtp.server.net:25 smtp.server.net

    Setting up ssh keys will save typing and prompting (use with ssh-agent)

    In Mail.app set localhost as the smtp server and the port as 22225
    David Turley Guest

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