LPI Linux Certification/Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics

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Detailed Objectives[edit]

(LPIC-1 Version 5.0)


Weight: 3


Description:
Candidates should be aware of the commonly available MTA programs and be able to perform basic forward and alias configuration on a client host. Other configuration files are not covered.


Key Knowledge Area(s):

  • Create e-mail aliases.
  • Configure e-mail forwarding.
  • Knowledge of commonly available MTA programs (postfix, sendmail, 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