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    Remote E-mail

    We're growing but our budget isn't. We've use Qmail + Linux as our mail server for the past 4 years and it's been great but now we're going to have people on the road and I need to find a way for them to send and receive their e-mail. Currently we can get our e-mail at home if I set up the users so their SMTP address points to our mail server and the POP address points to their ISP (no open relays). We use Outlook 2000 as the client. I really don't want an Exchange Server, Microsoft gets too much of our money as it is. Any suggestion is welcomed!
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    Re: Remote E-mail

    Greg, I assume you mean the POP and SMTP the other way around.

    I agree with your set-up; that's what we like. Why don't people like that for travel? Do they want web access to e-mail instead of a POP client? I don't know if qmail has a specific option for that, a brief web search turned up a recommendation for SquirrelMail. oMail-webmail, designed specifically for qmail, appears still to be in alpha, but you could check with the developer and see. A little Googling suggests many possibilities for those with strong constitutions. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Remote E-mail

    Jefferson, Thanks for the lead. I did get the pop and smtp switched in my post. I'm hoping for a solution that's already proved itself over time (I'm also hoping to win the lottery, I just have to remember to buy the ticket)
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    Re: Remote E-mail

    Hey, I use Linux and courier mail here at home. Because of all the relaying crap, you need to use either smtp authentication, VPN or webmail. I haven't used qmail in ages but i know its supports all of the above. Also, you need to open port 25 and 110 on your firewall (definately 110, only 25 if you're using smtp authenication)

    I only allow webmail for external users here only because of the constanty changing IP's.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Remote E-mail

    Thanks Mike, those port numbers should come in handy. Our consultant has been experimenting with SSH, we'll see how it goes.
    Greg

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