Subject: Re: Mail problems
To: Erik STOKHOF <>
From: Michael G. Schabert <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 11/25/1997 15:58:33
On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Erik STOKHOF wrote:

> Hi all,
> After all the successes I read about from other pople, it is rather
> depressing not to be able to do it myself.
> basic problem: I am trying to receive mail from my home machine.
> PPP works, I can telnet, ftp, http out, I can mail out, although the
> domain appraes invalid, I can do host lookups, but whenever I send a
> mail through the ISP to a user on my machine, nothing happens.
> This is what I did:
> - copied the ppp.setup.tar.gz file from (what was it...
> - setup ppp and resolv.conf
> - changed the sendmail line in /etc/netstart to
> sendmail_options="-bd     -q5m" to have mail updated every five minutes
> Now the question is pretty basic: under MacOS, I configure Eudora with
> the POP host to retrieve mail from. Where and how do I do this under
> NetBSD? I hate to admit it, but I really can't figure this one out.

OK, here you seem to be dealing with 2 separate & unrelated things.
Sendail is *not* analogous to setting up Eudora's settings. Configuring
Sendmail is analogous to running AIMS (later EIMS) under MacOS. For this,
your ISP would have to change their DNS tables to explicitly route mail to
your Mac...this can NOT be done with dynamic IP.

What IS analogous to configuriing Eudora would be setting Pine (or
whatever mailer you use) to *NOT* use your own computer, but instead to
use IMAP to access your ISP's mail daemon (assuming they support it) or
optionally POP3.