Configuring Mail to send from anywhere via Postfix

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by jayveef, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. jayveef

    jayveef Member

    Apr 15, 2004
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    Here's an interesting tip on how to configure your own mail server for OS X. It allows you to send email from your Mac wherever you are. Some hotels and hotspots require you to have your own SMTP server to send mail.
    First you need to download postfix. Extract it to the Desktop.
    Run the following commands from the terminal.
    cd /System/Library/Startup Items
    sudo mv ~/Desktop/Postfix .
    sudo chown -R 0:0 Postfix
    sudo chmod +rx Postfix/Postfix

    Once you have done this, you need to open /etc/hostconfig in your favorite text editor. I like vi. Newbies might prefer pico instead
    Click this link for the full HOW TO..
  2. marcgalang

    marcgalang Member

    May 14, 2004
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    Turku, Finland
    Really? Then we can also use our local smtp servers to generate anonymous mails? :)

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