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Postby GregS » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:25 am

I have a number of family members' accounts on the home PC. I would like to be able to email (using Evolution) between users, offline ( ie without transmission outside the PC itself).

Once. long ago in the days when I was just starting in Linux (Red Hat 9), I managed to set up Evolution email accounts that accessed both internal mail and external (POP) mail seamlessly.

I try to do a similar set up in current versions of Evolution, it falls over and won't send mail when configured to use local delivery/sendmail (as per Evolution setup wizard). I keep getting messages similar to:
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 Cannot get transport for local_mbox-transport
- when it does not simply lock up.

How do I configure this?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:12 am

you may need to install a mail server locally, if one is not installed and active
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Postby GregS » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:15 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:you may need to install a mail server locally, if one is not installed and active


Mmm. Maybe I got one with my Red Hat 9 and didn't know it. I have never (intentionally) installed a mail server in the past...any suggestions/hints?
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:37 pm

what distro?
some distros nstall a mail server as standard, just for internl mail.
others don't
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Postby GregS » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:24 am

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:what distro?
some distros nstall a mail server as standard, just for internl mail.
others don't


Fedora 16 currently (sorry, should have mentioned that in the first place). I'm pretty sure there are a number of optional mail servers, but I've never got into loading and configuring them in the past (have some reference books, but when it gets to this topic I quietly close them and slowly walk away... :roll: )
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Postby bigblack » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:06 pm

I am wondering whether you could deliver from evolution via a procmail script. You wouldnt need to install a mailserver.
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