What I'd really like to know is the easiest way to set up email on FC4.
I've got a DSL connection, with a dynamic IP address. Using dyndns.org I have assigned a name to the IP. (me.dyndns.org for example).
I'd like to be able to use a mail client (probably thunderbird) to retrieve the email. I'd also like to use imap. I want to be able to send email from the command line (eg: mail -s test firstname.lastname@example.org
) or something.
Given this, I have been messing around with sendmail and mail and dovecot and different mtu's and a heap of different configurations, but I've not had much success.
So given the information I've provided, what would be the easier way to set this up? I'm a little confused on exactly what I need to do. Like which things do I need? I gather than I need a mail transfer agent (mta), and a few other things, but I don't really understand how everything is intergrated.
So what are some of the configurations people have running? Which mtu/mta/clients do you have running in conjuction and how did you set them up? I want to be able to send and receive mail externally (over the internet, not just internally).