> I thought I'd mention that a static IP
allows you to have any number
> of email addresses and you can then pick up your mail via SMTP from
it to your users via POP3 or IMAP. To my mind that's a
big benefit of using Demon. The static IP also makes the possibility
of remote admin via ssh a relatively easy proposition.
The real advantage of a static IP is that you can run your own SMTP deamon
>to the outside world) so that you don't have to rely on Demon to
store and forward it to >you. In this case people email you directly....
Would James need a permanent connection to do this rather than a dial-up?
otherwise mail would be returned if he is not visible to the net.
If you do have someone storing/forwarding email for
you then you can
generally pick it >up from either SMTP or POP3. Using an
application such as
Fetchmail you can pick >up emails from a 'unified' (multiple names in a
single box) POP3 mail boxes and >distribute them to their individual
This is what we do at school, we run IMAIL on an NT4 server which collects
and sends SMTP on a schedule, if the net is not available e.g. we have
turned it off during prep, users see no difference to the service, except
that they have no fresh mail during that time rather than an unavailable
What I would like to do at home is use a POP3 dial-up account (e.g..
Freeserve which allows anything@domain and is free) as though it were SMTP
and segregate the mail for different users. Has anyone done this?
POP3 generally has the advantage that emails are only
deleted once they
have been >successfully collected, a failure during SMTP
result in emails being >lost.
That's interesting, I had always assumed some form of hand-shaking was