Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

From: Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] public mail server for ELOG?
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 11:50:40
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] public mail server for ELOG? by Grant
1 On 28 Oct 2009, at 16:36, Grant wrote:
2 > ... I'm hesitant to leave my mail server's user:passwd in plain text
3 > in /etc/make.conf.
5 The question that springs to mind is WHY are you hesitant?
7 If you don't want your user:pass stored ANYWHERE on the system then
8 this rules out SSMTP to your ISP, too.
10 But I can really see why you might be so, especially in the case of a
11 laptop. In that case, you might have it relay via a desktop or server
12 at your home, and use the 192.168.x.y or whatever private address to
13 specify this. I'm not sure how SSMTP copes with failure attempts and
14 retries, but if you configured Postfix with "relayhost = 192.168.x.y"
15 then it would just sit in the queue until you arrived home and it was
16 able to send.
18 Alternatively, just open another free Gmail or Yahoo account and use
19 these credentials for the sending of these admin emails. Typically you
20 need to log in periodically to keep these accounts active, but I have
21 fetchmail on my IMAP server checking every 5 minutes - as a
22 consequence I have a number of accounts which I haven't actively used
23 in years, but which are still working.
25 Stroller.