Recently I’ve noticed that Redhat removed support for following php pear packages:
a) NET/SMTP : An implementation of the SMTP protocol
b) Mail : Class that provides multiple interfaces for sending emails
c) Net/Socke : Network Socket Interface
The simplest solution is downloading and installs these files from php pear repo.
Step # 1: Download files
Use wget command to download all files:
# cd /tmp
# wget http://download.pear.php.net/package/Mail-1.1.14.tgz
# wget http://download.pear.php.net/package/Net_SMTP-1.2.10.tgz
Untar all files:
# tar -zxvf Mail-1.1.14.tgz
# tar -zxvf Net_SMTP-1.2.10.tgz
# tar -zxvf Net_Socket-1.0.8.tgz
Step # 2: Install files
Simply copy file to your webroot such as /www/usr/share/pear or standard location such as /usr/share/pear:
# cd /usr/share/pear
# mkdir Net
# cd Net
# cp /tmp/Net_SMTP-1.2.10/SMTP.php .
# cp /tmp/Net_Socket-1.0.8/Socket.php .
# cd ..
# cp -avr /tmp/Mail-1.1.14/Mail/ .
# cp -avr /tmp/Mail-1.1.14/Mail.php .
Step # 3: Test SMTP email
Now you have required files, all you have to do is send email using authenticated smtp server.
In this tutorial yo0u will learn about Installing SSL Certificate (Secure Server Certificate) to secure communication between Postfix SMTP server and mail client such as Outlook or Thunderbird.
Q. My sendmail service is running under Linux and whenever I try to telnet it from other LAN IP, it gives connection refuse error. If I connect it from localhost it accept connection. I can only send mail from my server only. How do I force sendmail to accept mail from other hosts/LAN ips?
A. For security reason sendmail is by default configured to accept connection from local system (127.0.0.1). This should avoid open mail relay problem.
To allow connections from ALL hosts/LAN IPs open sendmail.mc file (login as the root):
# vi /etc/mail/sendmail.mc
Look for line that read as follows:
Comment or remove above line and insert new line that read as follows:
Above line will force to accept connection from any host. Save the file. Regenerate sendmail configuration file using m4:
# m4 /etc/mail/sendmail.mc > /etc/mail/sendmail.cf
Restart sendmail service :
# /etc/init.d/sendmail restart
Caution: You should configure firewall and other Sendmail Anti-Spam configuration control to avoid problems.