LPI Linux Certification/Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics

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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, qmail, 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
    • qmail