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Behind the scenes

Postby elitecodex » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:48 am

I was wondering when you are sending an email, what is going on behind the scenes? For instance, I own a domain and is hosted on a linux box. When someone sends me email at "name@domain.com", where does the mail go on the server? If I were to write a front end for this email account (or any POP3/SMTP for that matter), how would I go about doing that? Is there a place that the email is stored globally? If someone could either write a quick explanation here or point me in some general directions, I would appreciate it.

I got to wondering this as I was looking at my server. To check my mail on the web, the hosting company has setup Neomail. The messages are stored in a certain format, inside of a neomail folder. I was wondering how this is achieved and if it is possible to do something like this.

Thanks for any input, it is appreciated.

Will
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Re: Behind the scenes

Postby WiZARD » Fri Aug 16, 2002 11:06 pm

elitecodex wrote:I was wondering when you are sending an email, what is going on behind the scenes? For instance, I own a domain and is hosted on a linux box. When someone sends me email at "name@domain.com", where does the mail go on the server? If I were to write a front end for this email account (or any POP3/SMTP for that matter), how would I go about doing that? Is there a place that the email is stored globally? If someone could either write a quick explanation here or point me in some general directions, I would appreciate it.

I got to wondering this as I was looking at my server. To check my mail on the web, the hosting company has setup Neomail. The messages are stored in a certain format, inside of a neomail folder. I was wondering how this is achieved and if it is possible to do something like this.

Thanks for any input, it is appreciated.

Will

Hi Will!
At UNIX system more admin uses the sandmail agent for manage mail server if you interesting you can read manual about sandmail
http://www.google.com/search?q=sandmail ... 1251&hl=en
http://www.tac.eu.org/cgi-bin/man-cgi?sendmail+8
http://dannyreviews.com/h/Sendmail.html
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