>Question: >I am working in a mixed unix and windows environment. i would like to >configure my SUN workstation to send and receive mail via a microsoft >Exchange server? can this be done??
Set up either dtmail or netscape to get your mail from the exchange server via "IMAP". IMAP should be enabled by default, so you should have no problems accessing your email, if you make sure to use your NT login name and password
First, pull up the "Address Book", either with the little 'vcard' icon at
the bottom of netscape, or under the "Communicator" Menu.
Use the 'File' menu, and select 'New Directory'
Put the name of your MS-exchange server in the server field, and descrption field.
Change port 389 to port 1389.
(You do not normally need to specify login or password information.)
You should now be able to select that directory server in the address book, and look up peoples' email addresses. Additionally, when composing a new email, you should be able to click on the "addresses" button, select your mailserver on the pulldown, and be able to search for people's addresses.
Unfortunately, where you MAY have problems is setting the exchange server to handle your outbound email. The default is to NOT relay email to outside hosts. That is to say, you would be able to send email to local folks, but not to anyone outside the company.
Hopefully, you can ask your NT admins to change the relay settings on the exchange box to allow relaying from "internal" hosts. Or allow for "authenticated" relaying.
otherwise, your main alternaive is to send outbound email directly from your Solaris box.
# mconnect saturn.sun.comYou should see something like
220 saturn.sun.comafter a few seconds. If it times out, you're stuck.
Assuming the test was successful, then you should configure your sendmail to send email out directly, bypassing the exchange box. Then you dont need to specify an smtp server for dtmail. Or if you really want to, (or you are using netscape) you can use "localhost".
A quick way of configuring sendmail on solaris is to do the following:
# # Note that this MUST be "main.cf", NOT "main.cf.new" # (echo Djmydomain.com ; cat /etc/mail/main.cf) >/etc/mail/sendmail.cf # sh /etc/init.d/sendmail stop # sh /etc/init.d/sendmail startYou should then be basically all set. Enjoy your island of sanity :-)