Linux Administration/System Services/Mail Transfer Agent

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This lesson covers the mail transfer agent.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for the mail transfer agent portion of Linux+ certification include:[1]

  • Mail transfer agent (MTA) basics
    • Create email aliases
    • Configure email forwarding
    • Knowledge of commonly available MTA programs (postfix, sendmail, qmail, exim) (no configuration)
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
      • ~/.forward
      • sendmail emulation layer commands
      • newaliases
      • mail
      • mailq
      • postfix
      • sendmail
      • exim
      • qmail

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Activities[edit | edit source]

  1. Complete the tutorial IBM: Learn Linux, 101: Mail transfer agent (MTA) basics

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