[rt-users] Outgoing email - using external smtp

Keith pdragon at pdragon.net
Fri Nov 16 12:22:57 EST 2007

On Nov 16, 2007 12:07 PM, Jesse Vincent <jesse at bestpractical.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 11:50:52AM -0500, Keith wrote:
> > Yeah, I've got postfix running on the test server I have right now and
> > I think I've figured out how to have RT using it. I'm just trying to
> > see if the other solution is possible. Don't want to have a program
> > running on a publicly accessible server if I really don't have to.
> > Just trying to make my own job easier. :)
> So, RT has the ability to send mail via SMTP directly, _however_ we
> strongly recommend against the use of this feature because of something
> RT _doesn't_ have. -- an outgoing mail queue. Whcih means that if
> something goes wrong, the message may be dropped.  Setting up sendmail,
> postfix or qmail to "smart host" to your ISP's mailserver doesn't
> require running a daemon listening for connections from the outside
> world, just a local queue running daemon, which should cut down on
> potential security issues.
> Best,
> Jesse

Ahhh ok. While I've gotten postfix up and running myself a few times,
i'm still fairly new to it, which is why I was asking if there was
this other way to do this. Thanks for your reply!


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