Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Configure Sendmail
  • E-mail forwarding
  • Access and create e-mails

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • LPI: 108.3 Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) basics
  • CompTIA: 2.5 Summarize and explain server roles.

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Basics

Mail Transfer Agents (MTAs) are mainly used for sending and receiving E-mails. A Linux system can be configured with four different types of MTAs: Sendmail, Postfix, Qmail, and Exim. In this task, you will work with Sendmail. In this exercise, you will understand how to work with Sendmail.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Log into a Linux System
  • Configure Sendmail
  • E-mail forwarding
  • Access and create e-mails

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