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1. Introduction, copyright and standard disclaimer

1.1 Email and spamming

To send mail to anyone mentioned in this document, convert "at" in email addresses to "@".

This conversion is simple for humans, but not spammers' address harvesters; therefore it's useful to protect generous contributors from being spammed!

1.2 Goals

The intent of this document is to answer some of the questions and comments that appear to meet the definition of "frequently asked questions" about e-mail software under Linux in general and the version in the Linux Debian and RedHat distributions in particular.

1.3 New versions

New versions of this document will be periodically posted to comp.os.linux.announce, comp.answers and mail.answers. They will also be added to the various anonymous ftp sites who archive such information including

In addition, you should be generally able to find this document on the Linux WorldWideWeb home page at

1.4 Feedback

I am interested in any feedback, positive or negative, regarding the content of this document via e-mail. Definitely contact me if you find errors or obvious omissions.

I read, but do not necessarily respond to, all e-mail I receive. Requests for enhancements will be considered and acted upon based on that day's combination of available time, merit of the request and daily blood pressure :-)

Flames will quietly go to /dev/null so don't bother.

Feedback concerning the actual format of the document should go to the HOWTO coordinator : Tim Bynum (howto at

1.5 Copyright

The Mail-Administrator HOWTO is copyrighted (c) 1998 Guylhem Aznar. Distributed under LDP copyright license. If you have questions, please contact the Linux HOWTO coordinator, at howto at

1.6 Limited warranty

Of course, I disavow any potential liability for the contents of this document. Use of the concepts, examples, and/or other content of this document is entirely at your own risk.

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